Megan’s Law for Oklahoma

Megan’s Law for Oklahoma

updated 2/22/2023

Contact Person: Nicole Dulany, Administrative Manager
Oklahoma Sex and Violent Offender Registration
PO Box 11400, Oklahoma City, OK 73136-0400
Offenders Required to Register: The provisions of the Sex Offenders Registration Act apply to any person residing, working, or attending school within the State of Oklahoma who has been convicted or received any probationary term for the commission or attempt to commit certain sex crimes* in the state after November 1, 1989, or who entered the state on or after November 1, 1989, having previously been convicted or received a suspended or deferred sentence for a crime or attempted crime which if committed or attempted in this state would be a crime as provided in the following section. A probationary term rendered by an Oklahoma court includes deferred sentences. Sentences rendered outside the Oklahoma judicial system include those from any court of another state, a federal court, an Indian tribal court, a military court, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the Northern Mariana Islands and the United States Virgin Islands, or a court of a foreign country.Registration as a sex offender is mandatory for any person who has been convicted of a crime requiring them to register pursuant to the terms of the Sex Offenders Registration Act. 22 O.S. § 991a provides that neither the sentencing court nor the district attorney may exempt the person from the registration requirements of the Act.The provisions of the Sex Offenders Registration Act will not apply to any person who has received a criminal history records expungement for a conviction in another state for a crime or attempted crime which, if committed or attempted in this state, would be a registerable crime.Modified Law as of 11/01/2015: It is unlawful for me to reside, 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 the a homeowner’s association, or a city, county, state, federal or tribal government, or licensed child care center as defined by the Department of Human Services.

Out of State Convictions as of 11/1/11: Offenders must provide law enforcement with certified copy of court/sentencing documents.

* Abuse or Neglect of Child/Child Beating (when sexual abuse or sexual exploitation is involved); Assault With Intent to Commit a Felony (if the offense involved sexual assault); Kidnapping (if sexual abuse or sexual exploitation is involved; Caretaker Abuse or Neglect ( when sexual abuse or sexual exploitation is involved); Trafficking in Children; Incest; Crime Against Nature/Sodomy; Forcible Sodomy; Child Stealing (if sexual abuse of sexual exploitation is involved; Indecent Exposure/Indecent Exhibitions/Obscene or Indecent Writings, Pictures, etc./Solicitation of Minors to Participate in any crime under this section; To Procure or Cause Minors to Participate in Obscene or Indecent Writings, Pictures, etc.; Guardians–Parents–Custodians Consent to Participation of Minor in Obscene Writings, pictures; , Solicitation sexual contact or communication with minor by use of technology; Unlawful Sale, Purchase, or Trafficking of Obscene Movies, Photographs, Pictures, Drawings, Video Games, Etc.; Procuring a Child Under 18 Years of Age for Prostitution, Lewdness, or Other Indecent Acts; Inducing, Keeping, Detaining, or Restraining for Prostitution a Child Under 18 Years of Age; Rape in the First Degree/Rape in the Second Degree/Rape by Instrumentation; Lewd or Indecent Proposals or Acts to a Child Under 16/ Sexual Battery to a Person Over 16. Purchase, Procurement, or Possession of Child Pornography; Child Endangerment; Human Trafficking (if human trafficking for commercial sex is involved).

The Child Safety Zone Law amended 11/14 states:

It is unlawful for any offender required to register to loiter within 500 feet of any elementary, junior high or high school, permitted or licensed child care center as defined by the Department of Human Services, playground, or park if convicted of a crime, in this or any other jurisdiction, that requires registration pursuant to the Sex Offenders Registration Act and the victim was a child under 16 years of age. The offender is exempt, with limitations for a reasonable amount of time to complete such tasks, if the offender is the custodial parent or legal guardian of a child enrolled as a student at the school or child care facility, and is enrolling, delivering or retrieving such child at the school or child care facility during regular school or facility hours or for school or child care facility sanctioned extracurricular activities. Prior to entering the zone of safety for these purposes, the offender shall inform school or child care center administrators of my status as a registered sex offender and shall update monthly, or as often as required by the school or center the information about the specific times the offender will be within the zone of safety. The safety zone does not apply when the offender is receiving treatment at a hospital or other medical services facility. The safety zone does not prevent the offender from attending a recognized church or religious denomination for worship, however, they must notify the religious leader of their status as a sex offender and receive written permission to attend.

Information Collected: Names and Aliases, DNA sample, Fingerprints, photo, physical description, date of birth, criminal history, place of employment, vehicle registration date of birth, level assignment, gender and relation of all people who reside in the same house as the offender, Age of victim, Current and previous address, list of all incarcerations/hospitalizations for the sex offense.
Administrating Agency: Oklahoma Department of Corrections and law enforcement officials.
Timeframe for Registration: Registered sex offenders are required to notify the Department of Corrections and local law enforcement no less than 3 business days prior to abandoning or moving from the address of the previous registration – within 3 days of release or being convicted or receiving a suspended sentence, or  3 days of entering state.  Offender must register with local law enforcement  where the offender resides or intends to reside for  7 consecutive days or fourteen (14) days in a sixty-day period, or longer, must register within 3 days.
Applies to Out of State Offenders: Yes
Duration of Requirement: All offenders convicted or who entered Oklahoma before November 1, 2007, may be assigned a ten (10) year registration, unless designated as aggravated or habitual. Offenders convicted or who enter Oklahoma after November 1, 2007, may be assigned a risk level using a screening tool, unless designated as aggravated or habitual:

  • Level 1 offenders register annually for 15 years;
  • Level 2 offenders register semi-annually for  twenty five years
  • Level 3 offenders register every 90 days for lifetime.
Verification of Address: Yes, as listed above. In addition, habitual or aggravated offenders must verify residence every 90 days for lifetime.
Penalties for Non-Compliance: Felony punishable by up to 5 years in prison and/or a $5,000 fine.
Access to Information: The sex offender registration list is available to the public without restriction.
Confidentiality Provision: N/A
Number Registered: There are 7,904 active offenders, and 1,604 non-compliant offenders as of 02/21/2023
Percent Compliance: 79.71%
Internet Access: Oklahoma Sex Offender Regstry