Arizona law passed in 1996 which requires all defendants of certain sex offenses
to register. The law also applies to those cases sentenced before 1996, making it
retroactive. There is a difference between registration and notification.
The registration requirement is as follows:
The notification requirement is as follows:
- Offender must register in person and in writing with the sheriff's office in the county where they reside.
- Offender must register within 10 days either after the conviction or after entering and remaining in any county of this state.
- Offender must register within 72 hours after moving within a county or upon a name change
- Level Zero-registration only (not subject to notification)
- Level 1-Everyone who lives in the home with the offender or in home notification only
- Level 2-Intermediate risk to the community. Immediate neighbors and possibly community notification
- Level 3-High risk to the community. Mandatory community notification. Surrounding neighbors.