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North Dakota Laws Regarding Registration
Who must register?
12.1-32-15 Scroll down page to link to 12.1-32-15 and click. You may need to scroll a bit more to see the statute.
What information must registrants provide?
12.1-32-15 7. Scroll down page to link to 12.1-32-15 and click. Then scroll further down to find 7.
How frequently must they register? And for how long?
Every 3/6 months; on attorney general’s FAQs but can’t find statute
Homeless must register every three days! 12.1-32-15 2. 15 / 25 / Life. 12.1-32-15 7. Scroll down page to link to 12.1-32-15 and click. Then scroll further down to find 2 or 7.
Does the state categorize registrants by levels/tiers?
Yes, low-risk, moderate-risk, and high-risk. Formal definitions for these are not given.
12.1-32-15, section 12
Does the state use risk assessment when assigning tiers or levels to registrants?
Yes. N.D.C.C. chapter 12.1-32-15 section 12.
Do any registrants remain privately registered? If so, who?
None; less information given for levels 1 and 2 according to attorney general FAQs
Is there a registration fee?
Are there special restrictions for registrants even after supervision?
500 ft. distance from schools- applies to high risk only; bill 1334 passed 4/2017 (Not yet showing on Century Code page; also may not have taken effect)
Not allowed on school properties 12.1-20-25
No employment in day care; in FAQs but can’t find statute
Public notification (ambiguous) 12.1-32-15 13
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?
In state 10 consecutive or 30 aggregate days according to attorney general’s FAQs
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 days. 12.1-32-15 7. Scroll down page to link to 12.1-32-15 and click. Then scroll further down to find 7.
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?
Does the state have indeterminate sentencing?
What are the state civil commitment laws?
What is the age of consent?
Age 18; the age is not given in the statute but rather says “minor” 12.1-20-05
Are there “Romeo and Juliet” laws or other laws specific to young people?
Yes; if victim is at least 15, actor must be at least 3 yr. older 12.1-20-01-3
Info for State Advocates
Are felons allowed to vote? If so, when is this right restored?
Yes; immediately upon release from prison Chapter 12. 1-33
What does the state say about persons who are required to register?
How does the state’s legislative process work?
North Dakota Legislative Branch
Bill Tracking (must create account)
Find my legislators
How can I locate legislation regarding sexual offense issues?
Choose bills/resolutions from drop-down menu; Type key words in search window
Best keywords are:
Sexual offense; sexual offender; sex offense registry
How to sign up for notifications of bill movement:
Online ap; free but must make account
Subscription service; choose state
Most important legislative committees for our issues are:
Task force prevention of CSA
Contact info for state legislators can be found at:
Other Useful State Information
Contact information for state registry office
600 E. Boulevard Ave.
Bismarck, ND 58505
NARSOL state affiliate website or blog:
Other helpful state advocacy groups:
several SO links toward the end of this page
Other registrant-friendly state support groups:
Other helpful information