Texas Secure Sex Offender Registry

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Texas Secure Sex Offender Registry

Texas Sex Offender Access for Criminal Justice Users

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Access for Criminal Justice Users

Access to the Secure Texas Sex Offender Registry is restricted and available only to Criminal Justice Agencies.

Users may only access this site with an assigned User ID. No person is permitted to use this site using another person's User ID and Password.

New User Signup Search Registry SORNA Tasks

The Public Sex Offender Registry is available for non-Criminal Justice Users

COVID-19 Impact Statement

Prompt, accurate responses to sex offender inquiries are critical to the Departments mission. In light of the coronavirus and its potential impact to the DPS services, plans and preparations are occurring to help ensure continued operations in case of drastically reduced workforce availability.

Although delayed response times for certain types of inquiries may occur, many sex offender inquires will proceed in a fully automated fashion. The DPS will keep you abreast of specific impacts to our services.

If you have any questions, you may contact the Sex Offender Bureau, at 512-424-2800.

DL/ID Renewal for Sex Offenders

At the direction of Governor Greg Abbott and in light of the governor’s State of Disaster Declaration related to COVID-19, DPS has been directed to extend the expiration date of Texas identification cards (ID), driver licenses (DL), commercial DLs (CDL) and election identification certificates (EIC) for the duration of the Governor’s declaration of State of Disaster and for 60 days after DPS provides further public notice that normal operations have resumed. Additionally, the department has been directed to close DL offices effective Thursday, March 19, until directed to reopen by the governor. These actions come as the state works to limit the ongoing spread of COVID-19 by increasing social distancing in communities.

During this period of DL office closures, some registered sex offenders will be unable to renew, update or apply for an annual renewable DL, CDL or ID card as required under Chapter 62, Texas Code of Criminal Procedure. Affected registrants should immediately notify their primary registration authority of their intent and inability to comply with this requirement and seek instructions from that local agency on how to proceed. These registrants are also advised to continue to monitor DPS sponsored publications related to any public notice on when DL offices are scheduled to reopen. Once offices are in operation, the registrant must appear at their local DL office and conduct any annual renewable DL/ID maintenance before the expiration of the extended expiration date or apply for the initial issuance of an annual renewable DL/ID.

Non-compliance with this registration requirement is assessed and determined by the primary registration authority for which the person is registered with. Any compliance-related questions are directed to that local agency’s sex offender registration office.

SORNA Portal Task Management

The Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) Exchange Portal was created by the U.S. Department of Justice to facilitate the sharing of information when a registered sex offender relocates from one state, territory, or tribe to another. Registration jurisdictions can leverage the Portal to collaborate with one another in order to improve their sex offender management process. Texas participates in the SORNA Exchange Portal by creating or responding to Relocation Tasks on registrants who make interstate moves, which can be accessed via this page and the following links.


Moving In Relocation Tasks

A “Moving In” Relocation Task is a notice from another state, territory, or tribe indicating that one of their registered sex offenders has intent to relocate into Texas. Once a Task is assigned, there is an expectation to respond to the Task. Responding to Tasks ensures that sex offender registration compliance is achieved and the sending state is notified that the person did or did not appear for registration in Texas. To view your agency’s incoming tasks or to search all incoming tasks by name, click on the link below:

Move In

Moving Out Relocation Tasks

A “Moving Out” Relocation Task is a notice to another state, territory, or tribe indicating that a registered sex offender in Texas has intent to relocate into their jurisdiction. Processing these Tasks also ensures that sex offender registration compliance is achieved. Check back with your “Moving Out” tasks to see whether the registrant completed registration, has no duty to register, or did not appear for registration in the other state. To view outgoing tasks that your agency has created, click on the link below:

Move Out

New User Signup

To add an additional user to an existing Agency's account, the new account must be intiated by a current user. If your agency does not yet have an established account, contact DPS at TXSOR-SUPPORT@dps.texas.gov for further instructions.

About This Site

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) implemented the Sex Offender Registration Secure Web Site to allow law enforcement agencies to search, view, verify, and update sex offender registration information in a more timely and secure manner thereby increasing the accuracy of the Texas Sex Offender Registry.

After an agency enters into the User’s Agreement and an individual wanting to become a user of the Secure Site completes an application, a login ID will be issued to that user that will allow access to the Secure Web Site. The ID is unique to each user and they are responsible for all transactions accessed and information received with that ID. A file of user Id’s with the dates and times of access is maintained and can be retrieved when necessary.

The user agency and all individuals with access to the Secure Web Site must abide by all laws of the State of Texas and the United States regarding the dissemination and exchange of confidential and criminal information. DPS reserves the right to immediately suspend service to the user agency and/or an individual with access for any reason and to restrict the type and scope of data to which users will have access.