The Sex Offender Registry Law applies to persons convicted of the following crimes if the person was:
- convicted in Vermont on or after July 1, 1996
- convicted in Vermont or another state PRIOR to July 1, 1996, confined under the custody of the Commissioner of Corrections, and released from confinement in Vermont on or after July 1, 1996
- convicted in Vermont or another state PRIOR to July 1, 1996, and was being supervised in the community in Vermont by the Commissioner of Corrections on July 1, 1996
- convicted or released from confinement in another state on or after July 1, 1986 and who established residence in this state on or after July 1, 1996. An individual is considered to have established a residence in Vermont if they remain in the state for more than 10 consecutive days
A non-resident sex offender who moves to Vermont for full or part time employment or to attend school or college on a full or part-time basis must also register.
The Sex Offender Registry Law applies to persons convicted of any of the following offenses against a victim who is a minor:
- Any offense listed above
- Lewd and lascivious conduct with a child
- Sexual exploitation of children
- Procurement or solicitation for prostitution
Conduct which is criminal only because of the age of the victim shall not be considered an offense for purposes of the registry if the perpetrator is under the age of 18.
Information collected includes name; date of birth; general physical description; current address; Social Security number; fingerprints; current photograph; current employment; conviction record, including offense, date of conviction, sentence and any conditions of release or probation.
Vermont Sex Offender Registry
Vermont Criminal Information Center (VCIC)
103 South Main Street
Waterbury, Vermont 05671-2101
State Department of Public Safety, Department of Corrections.
Penalties for Non-Compliance:
Failure to comply with any of the requirements indicated above is grounds for a warrant to be issued for the registrant’s arrest. If a registrant is convicted of failing to comply with the law they could be imprisoned for not more than two years and/or fined not more than $1,000. A second or subsequent offense could result in a sentence to imprisonment of no more than three years and/or a fine of not more than $5,000.