Adult and juvenile sex offenders convicted or adjudicated on or after September 1, 1970 need to register.
Information collected includes the person’s full name, each alias, date of birth, sex, race, height, weight, eye color, hair color, social security number, driver’s license number, shoe size, and home address; photograph, fingerprints, the type of offense the person was convicted/adjudicated of, the age of the victim, the date of conviction, the punishment received; supervision status, each occupational license that is held or sought, indication if person is employed, carrying on a vocation or student at an institution of higher education, online identifiers and risk level.
Sex Offender Registration MSC 0231
Texas Department of Public Safety
PO Box 4143
Austin TX 78765-4143
Texas Department of Public Safety (Repository), local law enforcement authorities (Registrars).
Penalties for Non-Compliance:
If requirement is based on a 10-year registration requirement – State jail felony. If requirement is based on lifetime registration/annual verification requirement – third degree felony. If requirement is based on lifetime registration/90-day verification – second degree felony. If civilly committed – second degree felony. Penalty is enhanced one level if offender has previously been convicted of non-compliance.
All other registration information required for law enforcement purposes is not released to the public.