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North Carolina Laws Regarding Registration

Who must register?

What information must registrants provide?

How frequently must they register? And for how long?

Does the state categorize registrants by levels/tiers?

Four categories: “regular” registrant, recidivists, aggravated sex offenders, and sexual violent predators.

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

Yes. The levels are: High, Moderate, Low, Not Applicable, and Undetermined.
Offender Risk Level Description

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

Is there a registration fee?


Are there special restrictions for registrants even after supervision?

Residency Restrictions (G.S. § 14-208.16)
Restrictions on Certain Activities Involving Minors (G.S. § 14-208.17)
Commercial Driver’s License Restriction (G.S. § l4-208.l9A)
Premises restrictions (G.S. § 14-208.18)
Restrictions on Access to Certain Social Networking Web Sites (G.S. § 14-202.5) (No longer applies since Packingham vs. North Carolina was settled by the Supreme Court)
Restriction on Obtaining/Renewing EMS Credentials G.S. § 131E- 159(h)
Restriction on Issuance or Renewal of Funeral License G.S. § 90-210.25B

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 the state?

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

Within 3 business days of establishing residence or in state 15 days; § 14-208.7.a

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?

RG.S. 14-27.21 – G.S. 14-27.33 under article 7B

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?

Yes; automatically restored upon completion of all supervised release

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?

Search can be done by bill number and by keyword/subject/text, e.g., sex offense, sex offense laws

Best keywords are:

sex offense, sex offense laws

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:

Senate members list

Other Useful State Information

Contact information for state registry office

NARSOL state affiliate website or blog:

North Carolina Rational Sexual Offense Laws

Other helpful state advocacy groups:

Response needed.

Other registrant-friendly state support groups:

Response needed.

Other helpful information

north_carolina.txt · Last modified: 2022/07/16 12:50 by rkdbus