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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

Wisconsin 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?

There are no clearly defined levels but there are two periods of registration: either 15 years or life.

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

Department of Corrections agents use an assessment (a bad one not related to sex offenders) while someone is on community supervision.
Link needed.

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

Yes Level 1 LE only; L 2 certain persons and group (see first two questions)

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?


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

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?

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?

Go to ‘find a proposal’ and type in key word(s)
The Legislative Process in Wisconsin

Best keywords are:

Sexual offense; sex offender registry; sexual offense legislation

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

email form at link

NARSOL state affiliate website or blog:

None yet.

Other helpful state advocacy groups:

Other registrant-friendly state support groups:

Response needed.
Link needed.

Other helpful information

wisconsin.txt · Last modified: 2019/04/30 15:13 by zyin