On January 11, 2013, a federal court enjoined the Attorney General and law enforcement agencies from collecting information pertaining to e-mail addresses, internet service providers, and social networking/screen names on sex offender registration forms. Registering law enforcement agencies should black out these fields on the 2012 forms, and should not collect this information until further notice ATTENTION: Beginning January 1, 2013, the Department of Justice is required by law to post static risk assessment scores for sex offender registrants who are eligible to be scored (Penal Code § 290.03-290.09).These fields will not appear on the 2013 DOJ registration forms (DOJ forms 8047, 8102). For information relating to risk assessments, eligibility, and scoring, please visit the State Authorized Risk Assessment Tool for Sex Offenders (SARATSO) Web site at contained in this site is based on information provided by local law enforcement agencies and other criminal justice entities.By law, a registered sex offender is prohibited from accessing the sex offender site.However, a registrant is allowed to view the information provided in the Megan’s Law Home Page.The information contained in this site is updated daily and extracted from the statewide database used exclusively by law enforcement.Once you have read and acknowledged the disclaimer on the next page, you may search the database by a sex offender's specific name, obtain ZIP Code and city/county listings, obtain detailed personal profile information on each registrant, and use our map application to search your neighborhood or anywhere throughout the State to determine the specific location of any of those registrants on whom the law allows us to display a home address.This injunction is in effect until the lawsuit challenging these provisions of Proposition 35, the Californians Against Sexual Exploitation (CASE) Act, is decided or until further notice. Pursuant to California law, the Department of Justice is authorized to provide specified information on persons required to register in California as sex offenders.Specific home addresses are displayed on more than 42,115 offenders.
Pursuant to Penal Code § 290.46, information on approximately 36,625 other offenders is not included on this site and cannot be posted online, but is known to law enforcement personnel.
The Department of Justice cannot vouch for sex offender information disclosed on alternate web sites.
Some sex offender web sites retrieve information from non-official sources which may contain out-dated information.
Not all sex offenders have been caught and convicted.
Many sex offenses are committed by family, friends or acquaintances of the victim.
Be sure to click on the links to the left for more information on How to Protect Yourself and Your Family, Facts about Sex Offenders, Frequently Asked Questions, and Sex Offender Registration Requirements in California.