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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

Virginia 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?

Does the state use risk assessments for registrants (other than supervised release)?

No. Only during supervision and civil commitment proceedings.

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


Are there special restrictions for registrants even after supervision? (State: Local jurisdictions: Yes/No)

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?

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

State Laws Regarding Sexual Offenses and Offenders, other than registration

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?

Persons who have been convicted of a violent crime, a crime against a minor, or an election law offense must submit an application to request their rights be restored. Persons with any other felony convictions are automatically eligible for restoration of rights if certain criteria are met.

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

How does the state’s legislative process work?

How can I locate and track legislation regarding sexual offense issues?

Best keywords are:

sexual abuse, public safety, sex offender registry, sex offender

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

Virginia State Police, Sex Offender Investigative Unit, 7700 Midlothian Turnpike, North Chesterfield, Virginia 23235
Virginia State Police Registration Hotline 804.674.2825

NARSOL state affiliate website or blog:

Other helpful organizations:

Other helpful information:

Virginia vigorously conducts Internet sex stings through the Southern Virginia Crimes Against Children Task Force (SOVA ICAC), P.O. Box 842, Forest, Virginia 24551, 434.534.9521 Ext. 223

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