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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

Mississippi 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. The tiers are: Tier One, Tier Two, and Tier Three.
§ 45-33-47(2)

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


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


Are there special restrictions for registrants even after supervision?

Residency restrictions: 3,000 feet from a school or day care; cannot loiter within 500 feet of a school or day care. Some exceptions apply.
MSC 45-33-25 (4)
MSC 45-33-26
MSC 45-33-49
Fees § 45-33-57 (Current fee is $11 - this is not spelled out in statute)

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

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

Not specified but the word ‘lodges’ is used several time. § 45-33-36

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

Notify 10 days PRIOR to moving to state; once there, register within 3 days. § 45-33-27

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?

MSC 97-3-53, 54.1, 54.3, 65, 71, 95, 101, 104, 107; 97-5-5, 23, 24, 27, 29, 31, 33, 35, 41; 97-29-3, 39(1)©, 45(1)(a), 59, 61(2), 63; 43-47-18; 97-1-7
Go to then choose the applicable code number listed.

Does the state have lifetime supervision?


Does the state have indeterminate sentencing?


What are the state civil commitment laws?


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?

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?

On the MS Legislature site, hover over “Legislation” and select “Measure search” if you already know a bill number or statute. Select “text search” for a more robust search. But this is clunky.
Select session, then choice of search criteria such as by committee or bill # or key words
For an easier time of it, go to Legiscan, enter Mississippi for the state, and use “sexual offense” or “sex offender” or “sexual offender” for best results.

Best keywords are:

sex offense, sex offense, or sexual

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Most important legislative committees for our issues are:

House corrections and several judiciary; no links to individual committees, just to list with members
Senate same; corrections and 2 judiciary

Contact info for state legislators can be found at:

Other Useful State Information

Contact information for state registry office

MS State Sex Offender Registry Office
Mississippi SOR, Post Office Box 958, Jackson, MS 39205

RSOL state affiliate website or blog:

None yet!

Other helpful information

ACLU Mississippi:

mississippi.txt · Last modified: 2021/03/22 15:08 by rkdbus