What are the registration requirements?
If you convicted of any of the following crimes:
- sexual assault
- aggravated sexual assault
- aggravated sexual assault of a child
- lewd and lascivious conduct
- lewd and lascivious conduct with a child
- sexual abuse of a vulnerable adult
- second or subsequent conviction for voyeurism
- kidnapping with intent to commit sexual assault
- slave traffic
- sexual exploitation of a minor
- sexual exploitation of children.
- procurement or solicitation
- sex trafficking of children or sex trafficking by force, fraud, or coercion
- an attempt to commit any offense listed above
- Convicted in Vermont on or after July 1, 1996
- Convicted in Vermont PRIOR to July 1, 1996, incarcerated under the custody of the Commissioner of Corrections, and released from incarceration on or after July 1, 1996
- Convicted in Vermont PRIOR to July 1, 1996, and was being supervised –probation, furlough, etc- in Vermont by the Department Corrections on July 1, 1996
How long does a sex offender have to register?
Typically, registration continues for 10 years after someone finishes their supervision with the Department of Corrections.
Lifetime registration is required for:
- A second or subsequent conviction for a registerable sex offense.
- A conviction of Sexual Assault or Aggravated Sexual Assault
- Individuals that have been designated as Sexually Violent Predators
Who is posted on the Web site?
Persons meeting any of the following criteria:
Convictions for the following:
- Aggravated sexual assault of a child
- Aggravated sexual assault
- Sexual assault
- Kidnapping with intent to commit sexual assault
- Lewd or lascivious conduct with a child
- Second or subsequent conviction for voyeurism
- Slave traffic
- Sex trafficking of children or sex trafficking by force, fraud, or coercion
- Sexual exploitation of a minor
- Any offense regarding the sexual exploitation of children
- A second or subsequent conviction for sexual offenses (recidivism).
- Individuals with an outstanding warrant for their arrest for a Registry violation.
- Individuals who have been designated as sexual predators.
- Individuals who have been designated "high risk offenders" by the Department of Corrections.
- Individuals who have not complied with or are ineligible for sex offender treatment as recommended by the Department of Corrections.
What information will be posted on the web site?
- Name and any known aliases
- Date of birth
- General physical description
- Digital photograph
- Town of residence
- Date and nature of conviction
- Name and telephone number of the local Department of Corrections office in charge of supervising the registrant.
- Whether or not the registrant has completed treatment
- Whether or not there is an outstanding warrant for the offender’s arrest
- The reason for which the offender’s registry information is accessible on the web site.
- Whether the offender has been designated "high risk" by the Department of Corrections.**
** If the offender has not been subject to a risk assessment, a statement that the offender has not been so assessed and that such a person is presumed to be high risk, provided that the department shall permit a person subject to this subdivision to obtain a risk assessment at the person’s own expense.
Am I required to notify my neighbors and/or employer that I am required to register as a sex offender?
Does the Registry put any restrictions on where I live or work?
No, however, if you are being supervised the Department of Corrections, you must comply with those restrictions.
What are the requirements for the Vermont registry?
Registrants must inform the registry within 3 days of any change to any of their information including address, employment, school, if there is someone under 18 living in the household, telephone number.
Registrant must also verify their information and provide a new photograph every year around the time of their birthdates.
Can I change or update my information with the local Police or Sheriffs Department or State Police barracks?
No. You must contact the Registry if any of your information changes. You may call the Registry at 802-241-5400.