Who must register?
If you are convicted of any of the following crimes as outlined in VT Statutes. You must register within 10 days of establishing residency.
This includes a person who takes up residence within this State and who has been convicted in any jurisdiction of the United States for a sex crime the elements of which would constitute a crime under Vermont statute.
A non-resident sex offender who moves to Vermont for full or part time employment or to attend school or college on a full or part-time basis must also register.
Where do I register?
You may print the registration forms, complete them and mail them to the Registry. You may also call the Registry at 802-241-5400 and the forms will be mailed to you. Once you receive the registration packet from the VT SOR you will need to contact the nearest Vermont State Police barracks to schedule being fingerprinted and photographed. You must bring the letter from the packet with you when arriving at the barracks. The officers will send the photograph & fingerprints to the Registry. You must mail the registration forms to:
Vermont Sex Offender Registry
45 State Drive
Waterbury, VT 05671
How long does a sex offender have to register?
Vermont has two registration periods, 10 years from release from supervision or lifetime depending on a review offender’s criminal history record. Additional information on registration period requirements can be found at the Vermont Statutes.
Who is posted on the VTSOR website?
As of July 1st, 2015, website posting requirements for Vermont convictions are determined by the courts. For convictions prior to July 1st, 2015 please refer to the VT Statutes.
What information will be posted on the VTSOR website?
- Name and any known aliases
- Date of birth
- General physical description (including scars, marks and tattoos)
- Digital photograph
- County/Town of residence
- Date and nature of conviction
- Name and telephone number of the local Department of Corrections (DOC) office in charge of supervising the registrant.
- Whether or not the registrant is treatment compliant
- 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 website.
- 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?
Inclusion on the Vermont Sex Offender Registry (VTSOR) does not automatically come with a requirement to proactively notify members of the public. However, when any inquiry is made (such as a housing or employment application) questions of this nature should be referred to the appropriate agency with oversight.
Does the Registry put any restrictions on where I live or work?
No, however, if you are being supervised by the Department of Corrections, you must comply with those restrictions.
What are the requirements for the Vermont registry?
Registrants must inform the registry within three (3) days of any change to any of their information including: address, employment, school, if there is anyone under 18 living in the household and telephone number.
If an offender is designated as a high-risk sex offender by the Department of Corrections, that person shall report any changes of address to the VT SOR within 36 hours.
If an offender is designated by the VT Department of Corrections (DOC) as a noncompliant high-risk sex offender please refer to additional reporting requirements here.
Registrant's must also verify their information and provide a new photograph every year around the time of their birthdate.
Can I change or update my information with the local Police or Sheriffs Department or State Police barracks?
No. You must contact the VT SOR at 802-241-5400 to report any changes.
What can a Registrant do if they do not have a risk assessment?
13 V.S.A., Section 5411a (b)(12) specifies that:
- 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.
SOR registrants who are interested in obtaining information on how to obtain a risk assessment at their own expense should follow the instructions below:
Call the VT Center for Prevention and Treatment of Sexual Abuse, VT Department of Corrections at 802-241-0028.