Quarterly Sex Offender Verification Period Begins April 1

Contact: Acting Sgt. - Trooper Timothy Burchell, MSP Sex Offender Registry Enforcement, (517) 241-1851
Agency: State Police

LANSINGThe Michigan State Police (MSP) reminds registered Tier 3 sex offenders that the 15-day address verification begins April 1.  During this period, state law requires all Tier 3 registered offenders to report in person to their local law enforcement agency, sheriff's office, or nearest MSP post to verify their address. 

The Michigan Sex Offenders Registration Act requires Tier 1 offenders to verify their address annually, during the first 15 days of January.  Tier 2 offenders must verify their address semi-annually, during the first 15 days of January and July.  Tier 3 offenders must verify their address quarterly, during the first 15 days of January, April, July and October.  Failure to do so carries a penalty of up to two years of incarceration.

All registered sex offenders must also report a change of name, address, employment, campus enrollment, internet identifiers and vehicle within three business days of any change.  Failure to do so is four-year felony.

The Sex Offenders Registration Act allows for the arrest of an offender who is not in compliance with the Act's reporting requirements.  Violators may be arrested during a traffic stop or any other contact with law enforcement.  Additionally, law enforcement agencies conduct random address checks to verify offender compliance.