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Ohio 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?
Yes, starting in 2007 (2950.031) Ohio uses tiers: Tier I, Tier II, and Tier III.
2950: SEXUAL PREDATORS, HABITUAL SEX OFFENDERS, SEXUALLY ORIENTED OFFENDERS Parts (E), (F), (G)
Does the state use risk assessment when assigning tiers or levels to registrants?
Not now. Prior to 2007, Ohio used a risk assessment based system (levels-oriented, habitual, & predator).
2950.031: The change in 2007
Do any registrants remain privately registered? If so, who?
Is there a registration fee?
Varies across OH counties; $100 initial registration, $25 each time thereafter but no more than $100 annual.
Ohio Revised Code Title 3, Chapter 311
Are there special restrictions for registrants even after supervision?
Notification to victim 2950.10
Neighborhood notification 2950.11
Fees 211.172, 172
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?
Within 3 days if “temporarily domiciled” for 3 days 2950.04 (A)(4)
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 2950.04 (A)(4)
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?
No civil commitment.
What is the age of consent?
Age 16 2907.04
Are there “Romeo and Juliet” laws or other laws specific to young people?
Yes, at least 13 with someone under 18; 2907.04
Info for State Advocates
Are felons allowed to vote? If so, when is this right restored?
Yes, after release from prison
What does the state say about persons who are required to register?
Here are three county pages:
How does the state’s legislative process work?
How can I locate legislation regarding sexual offense issues?
Under subject, choose crimes, sex offenses
Can search from home page if you know bill #
Best keywords are:
Sex offense, sex offender
How to sign up for notifications of bill movement:
Must create account
Most important legislative committees for our issues are:
House criminal justice
Senate Government Oversight and Reform
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:
OHRSOL is a NARSOL affiliate:
Other helpful state advocacy groups:
Other registrant-friendly state support groups:
Public defender’s office