Offender Registration Information

The Investigations Division maintains registrations of offenders as required by state and federal laws and investigates registration and compliance violations. 

Do you have a question about offender registration or requirements not answered below? Call 405-321-1600. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Who has to register as a sex offender?

Registration as a sex offender is required for any person who has been convicted, received a suspended sentence, or a deferred sentence for a crime requiring them to register according to the terms of the Sex Offenders Registration Act. 

The applicable sex offenses are as listed in the following Oklahoma State Statues:

  • 21 O.S. § 843.5: Abuse or Neglect of Child/Child Beating (if the offense involved sexual abuse or sexual exploitation) (previously codified as 10 O.S. § 7115)
  • 21 O.S. § 681: Assault With Intent to Commit a Felony (if the offense involved sexual assault)
  • 21 O.S. § 741: Kidnapping (if the offense involved sexual abuse or sexual exploitation)
  • 21 O.S. § 843.1: Caretaker Abuse or Neglect (if the offense involved sexual abuse or sexual exploitation)
  • 21 O.S. § 852.1: Child Endangerment (if the offense involved sexual abuse of a child)
  • 21 O.S. § 865: Trafficking in Children;7. 21 O.S. § 885, Incest
  • 21 O.S. § 886: Crime Against Nature/Sodomy
  • 21 O.S. § 888: Forcible Sodomy
  • 21 O.S. § 891: Child Stealing (if the offense involved sexual abuse or sexual exploitation)
  • 21 O.S. § 1021: Indecent Exposure/Indecent Exhibitions/Obscene or Indecent Writings, Pictures, etc./Solicitation of Minors to Participate in any crime under this section
  • 21 O.S. § 1021.2: To Procure or Cause Minors to Participate in Obscene or Indecent Writings, Pictures, etc.
  • 21 O.S. § 1021.3: Guardians/Parents/Custodians Consent to Participation of Minor in Obscene Writings, Pictures
  • 21 O.S. § 1024.2: Purchase, Procurement, or Possession of Child Pornography
  • 21 O.S. § 1040.8: Publication, Distribution, or Participation of Child Pornography
  • 21 O.S. § 1040.12a: Aggravated Possession of Child Pornography
  • 21 O.S. § 1040.13: Importing or Distributing Obscene Material or Child Pornography
  • 21 O.S. § 1040.13a: Soliciting Sexual Conduct or Communication with a Minor by Use of Technology
  • 21 O.S. § 1087: Procuring a Child Under 18 Years of Age for Prostitution, Lewdness, or Other Indecent Acts
  • 21 O.S. § 1088: Inducing, Keeping, Detaining, or Restraining for Prostitution a Child Under 18 Years of Age
  • 21 O.S. § 1111.1, 1114: Rape in the First Degree/Rape in the Second Degree/Rape by Instrumentation
  • 21 O.S. § 1123: Lewd or Indecent Proposals or Acts to a Child Under 16/Sexual Battery to a Person Over 16.

Who has to register as a violent offender?

Registration as a violent offender is mandatory for any person who has been convicted, received a suspended sentence, or a deferred sentence for a crime requiring them to register pursuant to the terms of the Mary Rippy Violent Crime Offenders Registration Act.

The applicable violent offenses are as listed in the following Oklahoma State Statues:

  • 21 O.S. § 701.7: Murder in the First Degree
  • 21 O.S. § 701.8: Murder in the Second Degree
  • 21 O.S. § 711: Manslaughter in the First Degree
  • 21 O.S. 652: Shooting with Intent to Kill; Assault and Battery with a Deadly Weapon; Use of a Vehicle to Facilitate Use of a Firearm, Crossbow or other Weapon 
  • 21 O.S. § 653: Assault with Intent to Kill
  • 21 O.S. § 1767.1: Bombing and Explosives Violations.

The following crimes of abuse will be registered only upon a specific order of the sentencing judge:

  • 10 O.S. § 7115: Abuse or Neglect of Child/Child Beating
  • 21 O.S. § 843.1: Caretaker Abuse or Neglect
  • 21 O.S. § 843.2: Verbal Abuse by a Caretaker (misdemeanor
  • 21 O.S. §852: Omission to Provide for a Child
  • 21 O.S. § 852.: Child Endangerment.

How do I register as an offender with NPD?

If you are an offender residing or looking to reside in Norman, you are required by law to register with local law enforcement. Registration paperwork must be completed in-person at the Norman Investigations Center, 1507 W. Lindsey Street.

To schedule an appointment, call 405-366-5237.

Are there residency restrictions on where sex offenders can live?

Yes. Individuals who have been convicted, received a suspended sentence, or a deferred sentence for a crime requiring them to register pursuant to the terms of the Sex Offender Registration Act cannot live, either temporarily or permanently, within a 2000-foot radius of any public or private school site, educational institution, property or campsite used by an organization whose primary purpose is working with children, a playground or park that is established, operated or supported in whole or in part by city, county, state, federal or tribal government, or licensed child care center as defined by the Department of Human Services.

The only caveat to this law (57 O.S. § 590) is that the individual who is required to register as a sex offender may continue to live at their place of residency if they resided at their home at the time of their conviction.

NOTE: Residency restrictions do not apply to individuals who are required to register as violent offenders.

Where can a sex offender live in Norman?

Norman encompasses over 196 square miles. Yet, schools, parks, and daycare facilities greatly limit the areas where sex offenders can live in accordance to Oklahoma State Statute.

To inquire if an address is in a prohibited area for a sex offender to live, call 405-321-1600.

If you are required to register as a sex offender and intend to move to an address in Norman, you are required to contact Detective Ray Goins at 405-321-1600 prior to moving to ensure the location of where you intend to live is within an authorized area.

Can sex or violent offenders work with children?

No. It is unlawful for anyone who is required to register as a sex or violent offender to work with or provide services to children. Registered offender are also restricted from working on school premises or for any person or business which contracts for work to be performed on school premises.

What do the sex offender level assignments mean?

Sex offender level assignment is determined by the Oklahoma Department of Corrections in accordance with state law (57 O.S. § 582.5).

There are three categories that a registered sex offender could fall into:

Level 1: Low risk of recidivism or a low tendency to reoffend
Level 2: Moderate risk of recidivism or a moderate tendency to reoffend
Level 3: High risk of recidivism or a high tendency to reoffend

According to state law (57 O.S. § 583.D), the offender shall be required to register with the local law enforcement agency having jurisdiction over their place of residency as follows:

Level 1: Required to register for 15 years from the date of completion of the offender's sentence

Level 2: Required to register for 25 years from the date of completion of the offender’s sentence
Level 3: Lifetime registration is required.

Who do I contact about a possible offender registration violation?

If you believe someone who is required to register as a sex or violent offender is in violation or their registration requirements, call 405-321-1444.