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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

Washington Laws Regarding Registration

Who must register?

What information must registrants provide?

How frequently must they register? And for how long?

By mail every 90 days for SVP; yearly for others
10/15/life 9A.44.140

Does the state categorize registrants by levels/tiers?

Yes, level 1, level 2, and level 3.
Classification Levels

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

Response needed.

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

Yes, level I offenders who are in compliance 4.24.550(5)(ii)

Is there a registration fee?

Response Needed.

Are there special restrictions for registrants even after supervision?

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 business days if here 10 or more days 9A.44.130(4)(a)(iv)

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 9A.44.130(4)(a)(iv)

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?

They have an entire chapter on it.

What are the state civil commitment laws?

Washington has 44 PAGES of statutes dealing with civil commitment ; 57 separate statutes

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?

Search by number or text

Best keywords are:

Sex offender, sexual offense, sex offender registry

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:

Other Useful State Information

Contact information for state registry office

NARSOL state affiliate website or blog:

None yet.

Other helpful state advocacy groups:

Response needed.

Other registrant-friendly state support groups:

Response needed.

Other helpful information

washington.txt · Last modified: 2022/07/17 14:22 by rkdbus