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While we strive to be as accurate and complete as possible, our researchers are not attorneys, and state laws are often full of nuances and gaps. Legal challenges in some states have resulted in different registration requirements based on the year of conviction or first registration. Users must accept all risks associated with actions taken based on this information. Please help us improve by reporting any errors or omissions via our form at

Michigan Laws Regarding Registration

Who must register?

What information must registrants provide?

How frequently must they register?

Does the state categorize registrants by levels/tiers?

Yes. Tiers I, II and III
Section 28.722 - Definitions

Does the state use risk assessment when assigning tiers or levels to registrants?


Do any registrants remain privately registered? If so, who?

The police keep a database of registrants information.

Section (9) and (10)
Section (1)

Are there special restrictions for registrants even after supervision?

Is there a process for removal from the registry? If so, who qualifies and what is the process?

Tier I - after 10 years
Tier III - after 25 years
Section (1), (2), and (3)

What is the registration requirement for someone with a sexual offense who is visiting the state?

7 days to register “ name and address of any place of temporary lodging”

What is the registration requirement for someone with a sexual offense who will be moving to the state to live or to attend school?

State Laws Regarding Sexual Offenses and Offenders, other than registration

What sexual offenses can people be convicted of, and what are the ranges of sentences?

Does the state have lifetime supervision?

Yes. “A person convicted under section 520b or 520c for criminal sexual conduct committed by an individual 17 years old or older against an individual less than 13 years of age shall be sentenced to lifetime electronic monitoring.”

Does the state have indeterminate sentencing?

Yes, if the court finds the offender a “sexually delinquent person.”


What are the state civil commitment laws?


Generally, the age of consent is 16, but the number rises to 18 when there is an authority figure involved. Please use the link below for an in-depth understanding.

Are there “Romeo and Juliet” laws or other laws specific to young people?

Info for State Advocates

Are felons allowed to vote? If so, when is this right restored?

Michigan residents confined in jail or prison who are awaiting arraignment or trial are eligible to vote. Residents serving a sentence in jail or prison after conviction cannot vote during the period of confinement. When residents are released from jail or prison after serving a sentence, they are free to vote.,4670,7-127-5647_12539_29836-202492--,00.html

What does the state say about persons who are required to register?

How does the state’s legislative process work?

How can I locate legislation regarding sexual offense issues?

Best keywords are:

Sex Offender registration; sexual offense; sex offender

How to sign up for notifications of bill movement:

Most important legislative committees for our issues are:

Contact info for state legislators can be found at:

Other Useful State Information

Contact information for state registry office

NARSOL state affiliate website or blog:

None at this time.

Other helpful state advocacy groups:

Other registrant-friendly state support groups:

None at this time.

Other helpful information

michigan.txt · Last modified: 2023/02/19 09:48 by rkdbus