Performing a sex offender search in Vermont can be accomplished by accessing the Department of Public Safety’s online portal and submitting a query by offender name or by location (city/town or county). The offender information which the department provides to the public shows the offender’s name and aliases, physical attributes, area of residence, date of birth, conviction(s), and their image. This information is not meant to serve as a warning to the public but rather to allow individual’s to access public records more easily. Misusing any data which has been collected from the online portal may be punishable by law.
Laws – 13 V.S.A. § 5411a
Step 1 – Offender Registry Website
Navigate to this webpage to access the Vermont Sex Offender Registry website. Review all the terms provided on the page to get a full understanding of the website’s policies. If you agree to the terms, click the small box next to “I agree to the above terms & conditions”. When you’re ready to proceed, click Continue.
Step 2 – Begin Offender Search
Here you simply need to select Click Here To Search For Offenders In Your Area. Once selected, you will be taken to the online search portal.
Step 3 – Choose Search Type
This search window provides you with multiple options by which a search can be conducted. As indicated by the arrows below, you may search by offender name, city/town, and by county.
Step 4 – Search by Name
A search by offender name may be done by entering into the empty spaces the last and first name of the individual. Submit your query by clicking Search.
This page shows you a list of all offenders with the same first or last name as the individual being searched. You may view more details about any listed offender by selecting their name or by clicking the magnifying glass below “View Details.”
Step 5 – Search by Location
To search for an offender by location, you may either specify a city/town or a county. For the case of a search by city/town, use the drop-down menu to indicate a location and click Search.
The search results are displayed here. You may view a more detailed report on the individual by selecting their name or by clicking the magnifying glass located under “View Details.”
A search by county can be conducted by selecting one of the options from the “County” drop-down menu and clicking Search.
The following page contains the names and locations of each offender residing in the specified location. You may further your investigation on an offender by clicking the magnifying glass below “View Details” or by selecting the offender’s name.