Megan’s Law for Alabama

Megan’s Law for Alabama

updated 2/6/2023

Contact Person: Sex Offender Registry Unit public line at (334) 676-7898
Offenders Required to Register: A person convicted of a sex crime, regardless of jurisdiction where crime occurred.
Information Collected: Name, address (temporary and permanent), employment/schooling information, sex, age, physical description, current photograph, and a statement of the sex crime or crimes for which the offender has completed sentence, date of release and DNA sample. As well as everything required under the Adam Walsh Act.
Administrating Agency: Alabama Law Enforcement Agency, local law enforcement.
Timeframe for Registration: Within 3 days of release.
Applies to Out of State Offenders: Yes. Quarterly.
Duration of Requirement: Life
Verification of Address: Yes
Penalties for Non-Compliance: Felony – 1 to 10 years imprisonment and up to $1,000 fine.
Access to Information: Notification by mail and by posting copy of mailed notice in a prominent place at city hall and police station closest to declared residence of released offender. Extent of notification dependent upon population density in area of offenders residence: notification to all persons with residences within 1,500 feet of offender in all other cities with a resident population of 5,000 or more; notification to all persons with residences within 2,000 feet of offender in all other municipalities with a resident population of less than 5,000; notification within 1,000 feet in Birmingham, Mobile, Huntsville and Montgomery.
Confidentiality Provision: No
Number Registered:

Offenders            Total                    Published 

Active                    11,236               9,316

Inactive                  967                    46

Incarcerated          1,996                  729

Out of Area            4,390                 568

Deceased               2,614                  84

Reg. Expired           1,167                 10

Absconded             169                    95

Total                        22,541              10,848

765 Non compliant


Percent Compliance:

Based on information reported by local law enforcement, approximately 765 offenders are Non-Compliant, absconded, or unknown status.

95.7% of registered offenders are compliant or currently incarcerated.

Internet Access: Alabama Sex Offender Registry