A Georgia sex offender search can be performed by any citizen with the intent of gaining information about offenders in their city or neighborhood. The sex offender registry is governed by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) and is available to the general public. Information found on the registry cannot be used to injure, harass or commit any criminal act against a registered individual. Once a year, registered offenders are required to appear in person at their local law enforcement agency in order to renew the required registration information. This allows the GBI to maintain up-to-date and accurate information on all sexual offenders and predators in the State of Georgia.

Laws§ 42-1-12 (State Sexual Offender Registry)

Step 1 – Access Registry

The Georgia Sex Offender Registry can be found on the GBI web portal. Click the Sex Offender Search Page link to continue.

Step 2 – Conditions of Use

Users must read the terms and conditions of the sex offender registry and click I Agree to proceed. (A code will be requested on the subsequent page to ensure the user is not a computer.)

Step 3 – Perform Search

The GBI sex offender search engine allows user to conduct a search based on the following information:

  • Offender type
  • Offense
  • First name
  • Last name
  • County
  • Gender
  • Race
  • Street
  • City
  • Zip code
  • Radius from address

Step 4 – Results

The more information provided, the more refined the search results will be. If only one or two pieces of information are entered, a list of offenders will display, as shown in the image below. If most of the search fields have been filled in, a user will have a better chance of locating a specific offender.

Clicking on a person’s name will show the offender’s information, address, risk level, and convictions.

Users can click Show Map near the top of the search results to view the offenders as icons on a map of Georgia, helping them pinpoint their location.