The following table was extracted from a 2018 study entitled, “Sex offender residence restrictions and sex crimes against children: A comprehensive review” by Joanne Savage and Casey Windsor.

It is a useful resource to determine which States have a Sex Offender Residency Restriction (SORR) and against who they apply.

Please note that these are STATE restrictions. Municipalities (County and City) might have harsher restrictions (as in the case of Florida).

STATE

OFFENDER (2018)

RESTRICTIONS AS OF 2018

ALABAMA

All adult sex offenders

2000 ft of schools, childcare facilities or resident camps

ALASKA

NONE

ARIZONA

Adults convicted of a dangerous crime against children,
required by law to register, classified as level three

1000 ft of schools, child care facilities

ARKANSAS

Level 3 or 4 sex offenders

2000 ft.
of schools, public parks, youth centers, or daycare
facilities. Level 4 sex offenders may not reside
within 2000 ft. of a church or place of worship

CALIFORNIA

Parolees
who are required to register as sex offenders High risk sex offenders

2000 ft
of schools or parks where children regulary gather. 1/2 mile of schools, 2000 ft of parks where
children regularly gather

COLORADO

NONE

CONNECTICUT

1000 ft of a public or private elementary or secondary, or (2) a facility where child day care services are provided

DELAWARE

Any sexual offender

500 ft of schools

FLORIDA

Any sexual offender with victim under 16 years old

1000 ft. of schools, child care facilities, parks or
playgrounds

GEORGIA

Registered offenders

1000 ft. of child care facilities, churches, schools, or
any area where minors congregate (explicity includes parks,
recreation facilities, playgrounds, skating rinks,
neighborhood centers, gymnasiums, school bus stops, public
libraries, or public community swimming pools)

HAWAII

NONE

IDAHO

Adult criminal sex offenders

500 ft of schools

ILLINOIS

Sex offender with child victim

500 ft. of schools, playgrounds, child care institutions,
day care centers, day care homes, or any facility providing
programs or services exclusively directed toward persons
under 18 years of age

INDIANA

Sex offender with child victim

1000 ft of a school, youth program center, public park

IOWA

Adult sex offender convicted of aggravated offense against
a minor

2000 ft. of a school or child care facility

KANSAS

NONE

KENTUCKY

Sex offender registrants

1000 ft. of a school, preschool, publicity owned playground
or day care facility

LOUISIANA

Sex offender
with victims under age 13 Sex offenders with victims
under age 13, convicted of an aggravated offense

1000 ft.
of schools, child care facilities, public parks or
recreational facilities 1000 ft. of schools, child
care facilities, public parks or recreational facilities,
group homes, residential homes, playgrounds, youth centers,
public swimming pools, or free standing video arcades

MAINE

(Allows municipalities to prohibit residence by offenders
up to a maximum distance of 750 ft from schools)

MARYLAND

NONE

MASSACHUSETTS

NONE

MICHIGAN

Registered offenders

1000 ft of school property “student safety zone”

MISSOURI

All sex offenders

1000 ft. of schools or child care facilities

MINNESOTA

NONE

MISSISSIPPI

Any person convicted of registrable sex offense, including those acquitted by reason of insanity

3000 ft. of schools, child care facilities, children’s
group homes, playgrounds, ballparks, or other recreational
facilities utilized by persons under the age of eighteen

MONTANA

High-risk
sexual offender Level 3 sex offender

300 ft. of schools, day-care centers, playgrounds, developed or improved
parks, athletic fields or facilities that primarily serve minors Judge shall impose conditions of probation, parole, etc. restricting residency in proximity to schools, preschools, day-care centers, churches, or public parks

NEBRASKA

(Allows political subdivisions to prohibit residence by “sexual predators” up to a maxiumum distance of 500 ft. from schools or child care facilities)

NEVADA

NONE

NEW HAMPHIRE

(Bill to ban municipalities from adopting residence restrictions under study in the Senate)

NEW JERSEY

NONE
(State Supreme Court ruling struck down local residence restrictions)

NEW MEXICO

NONE

NEW YORK

Parolees

At discretion of parole or probation department, offender may be restricted from living within 1000 ft of a school or other facility caring for children. (New proposal in state legislature 2017-2018 session would impose 1000 ft.
restrictions to all sex offenders)

NORTH CAROLINA

Sex offender registrants

1000 ft. of schools or child day-care centers

NORTH DAKATA

High risk sex offenders

500 ft. of schools or pre-schools

OHIO

Sex offenders against child victim

1000 ft of schools or child day-care centers

OKLAHOMA

Registered sex offenders

2000 ft. from schools, “educational institutions.” property used by an organization whose primary purpose is working with children, playgrounds, or parks

OREGON

Parolees and probationers

(The law provides a general prohibition to the State Board of Parole and Post-Prison supervision against allowing a sex offender to reside near locations where children are the primary occupants or users)

PENNSYLVANIA

(No state law, but numerous local laws)

RHODE ISLAND

Those required t
o register as a sex offender (except level 3) Level 3 sex offenders

300 ft . of schools 1000 ft of schools

SOUTH CAROLINA

Sex offenders with child victim

1000 ft. of schools, daycare centers, children’s
recreational facilities, parks or public playgrounds

SOUTH DAKOTA

Those required to register as a sex offender

500 ft from schools, public parks, public playgrounds, or public pools

TENNESSEE

Adult sex offenders, more than 3 years older than the victim, convicted of rape, forcible sodomy upon child <13, object sexual penetration on child <13

500 ft. of schools or child day centers

TEXAS

Sex offender probationers and parolees with child victim

Subject ot case-by-case “Child Safety Zone” (premises where children commmonly gather, including a school, day-care facility, playground, public or private youth center,
public swimming pool, or video arcade facility) (Numerous local laws-many of which repealed in recent years)

UTAH

NONE

VERMONT

NONE

VIRGINA

Adult sex offender, more than three years older than the
victim

500 ft. of schools, child day centers

WASHINGTON

Parolees

Depart of Corrections authorized to reject proposed residence in close proximity to schools, child care centers, playgrounds, or other facilities where children of similar age or circumstance as a previous victim are present. For high-risk offenders DOC may restrict
residence to 880 feet from facilities and grounds of a public or private school (“community protection zone”)

WEST VIRGINA

Adult sex offenders

1000 ft of schools or child care facilities

WISCONSIN

Violent sex offenders

1500 ft of schools, day care centers, youth centers, churches or public parks

WYOMING

Those required to register

1000 ft. of schools

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