Sex Offender & Kidnap Offender Registry

The Utah Department of Corrections manages the state’s Sex Offender & Kidnap Offender Registry. The Department processes thousands of registrations each year and makes information about offenders available through a public database.

However, the Department is not in charge of actively registering offenders nor monitoring an offender’s compliance once he or she is registered unless the offender is being actively supervised by Adult Probation and Parole. Ensuring an offender is registered and monitoring compliance is the responsibility of local law enforcement agencies.

The Sex Offender & Kidnap Registry Unit’s responsibilities include the following:
  • Provide information to the public.
  • Work with local county sheriff’s offices and city police departments to process registrations and enter information into the registry.
  • Review pre-sentence investigation reports and police reports for specific crime information that may be accessed by local law enforcement during investigations.
  • Work with local law enforcement regarding non-compliant registrants.
  • Work with courts and other states’ registration units concerning registrants.
  • Receive and process tips from the public.
  • Deal with and track the approximately 7,000 offenders currently appearing in the registry.

Once released to the community, sex offenders must adhere to standards of supervision typical for all parolees, but they are supervised more tightly, normally spend more time under supervision, and are visited by AP&P agents more frequently. In addition to heightened monitoring, they must adhere to an additional set of sex-offender specific probation or parole standards. These links will take you to specific information about conditions sex offenders must abide by:

For information about the registry or registration requirements, contact the Sex Offender & Kidnap Offender Registry by calling 801-495-7700. This link will take you to the registry: Sex Offender Registry