Regulation of Sex Offender Residency

Sex Offender Registry

Iowa Code Chapter 692A provides for the registration of persons convicted of sex offenses in the State of Iowa. In some instances the offender may be required to register for up to ten years. In other circumstances, an offender may have to register for life.

The Sex Offender Registry provides specific details on how a person must comply with the registration requirements. Interested persons should consult the Registry website. Generally, a person must register with the local Sheriff’s Office within five days of moving to a county and give notice to said Sheriff’s Office upon leaving the county. The law also provides that persons required to register must comply with an annual verification process. Failure to comply with the sex offender registry is a punishable offense subjecting a person to new charges.