An Indiana sex offender search can be conducted using the Indiana Sex and Violent Offender Registry. All information regarding registered sex offenders and sex predators is available to the public, allowing citizens to keep up-to-date on the whereabouts of offenders in their community. Sex offenders must register annually for a period of ten (10) years; sex predators must register every ninety (90) days for life. Indiana’s registry is separated into counties, with each County’s Sheriff’s Office maintaining and updating offender information as they receive it.
Laws – § 11-8-8 (0.2-22)
Step 1 – Access Registry/Select County
Navigate to the Indiana Sex and Violent Offender Registry. Select the desired County on the Indiana map.
Step 2 – Agree to Terms
Once a County has been selected, read through the posted disclaimer and click Continue.
Step 3 – Begin Search
Click the Search for Offenders in your area link near the top left of the page to begin an offender search.
Step 4 – Type of Search
Choose one of the following six (6) search options:
- In your area
- Internet names/email
- Phone number
Step 5 – Area Search
Provide the following information to conduct a search by area:
- Address type
Step 6 – Name Search
Enter a last and first name to search for a particular offender. Alternatively, just one name can be provided to view a list of all offenders that share that first or last name.
Step 7 – City Search
Type the name of a city to look at a list of all offenders in that city.
Step 8 – Non-Compliant Search
Selecting the “non-compliant” search option, and clicking the link labelled Click Here, will display a list of all offenders registered as non-compliant.
Step 9 – Internet Names/Email Search
A search can be conducted by entering an internet name or email address into the provided field.
Step 10 – Phone Number Search
Users can also perform a search by entering a phone number into the empty field under the last search option tab.
Step 11 – Results
“In Your Area” searches will allow users to view all offenders around the area (of the provided address) as icons on a map. Each icon can be clicked to view more information on the offender.
“Name” and “City” searches will display a list of results of either offenders with the provided name or offender’s residing within the provided city.
All non-compliant offenders will show up on a list if this type of search was conducted.
To view detailed information, including aliases, physical description, address, and offenses, click on an offender’s name.