The New York Sex Offender Registration Act is a sex offender registration and public notification law designed to protect the public from sex offenders. This law requires adult and some juvenile sex offenders to register with the New York State Department of Criminal Justice Services via local law enforcement authorities within the jurisdiction they reside.
Registration involves the sex offender providing the local law enforcement authority with information that includes, but is not limited to, the sex offender’s name and address, photograph, and the offense the offender was convicted of or adjudicated for. Registered sex offenders are required to periodically report to the local law enforcement authority to verify the accuracy of the registration information, update their photograph and to promptly report certain changes in the information within ten (10) days as those changes occur. A sex offender who fails to comply with any registration requirement may be subject to felony prosecution under the New York State Corrections Law (section 168).
Registration at the Saratoga County Sheriff’s Office is conducted Tuesday through Saturday by appointment only. A Sex offender may contact the Sheriff’s Office at (518) 885-2405 to schedule an appointment.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Does the New York Sex Offender Act restrict where an offender may live?
The Sex Offender Registration Act does not restrict where a registered sex offender may live.
However, if the offender is under parole or probation supervision, other New York State laws may limit the offender from living within 1,000 feet of a school or other facility caring for children.
What do the levels represent?
In New York State sex offenders are classified into three levels, as a general rule the court of sentencing will make the determination of an offender’s final risk level:
Level 1 – low risk
Level 2 – medium risk
Level 3 – high risk
How do I report an offender that I believe is in violation of the act?
If you would like to sign up for email alerts concerning sex offenders that reside in your neighborhood click HERE or you can contact us with a tip or concern at (518) 885-2405 or complete the form below. You can also contact the New York State Department of Criminal Justice Services at (518) 457-3167.