A Faster Way To Search the Delaware Sex Offender Registry

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DoNotPay Explains the Basics of the Delaware Sex Offender Registry

Delaware has 4,315 registered sex offenders living on its territory. It's important to know how to keep your family safe and where to look for the right information.

The good news is you don't have to search all over the web and read complicated jargon because DoNotPay has got you covered. Our guide will explain everything you need to know about restrictions for sex offenders and how you can search the Delaware sex offender registry to map out the ones near you.

We will also show you how to stay alert , which gives you results in seconds and an option to receive weekly automated alerts.

Registration Laws for Sex Offenders in Delaware

Sexual offenders in Delaware who have been convicted for sex offenses are required to register with the State Bureau of Identification. Those who are arrested but not convicted are not required to register.

The sex offender registration laws in Delaware are rigid, and unregistered sex offenders are charged with a Class G felony.

Both adult and juvenile sex offenders in Delaware need to register and are classified into tiers based on the risk of them committing the sex offense again:

Tier Risk
Tier ILow
Tier IIModerate
Tier IIIHigh

What Do Sex Offenders in Delaware Need To Register?

Delaware sex offenders need to register the following:

  • name and previously used names
  • Social Security number
  • Age
  • Gender
  • Race
  • Physical description
  • Offense history
  • Address of residence, employment, and/or study
  • Vehicle registration details
  • Work/business license
  • Copies of the offender's passport
  • Email address

For How Long Do Sex Offenders Need To Update Their Registration?

The frequency of updates and duration of the registration period differ for sex offenders in Delaware depending on their tier:

Tier DurationUpdate Frequency
I15 yearsOnce a year
II25 yearsSix months
IIILifeThree months

Is Information About Sex Offenders in Delaware Publically Available?

According to Megan's Law, information about sex offenders in Delaware should be publically available to prevent further crimes. The Delaware state police state that the privacy of the sex offender is less important than the safety of other citizens.

The official Delaware sex offender registry website only includes information about Tier II and Tier III offenders.

Residence Restrictions for Delaware Sex Offenders

Sex offenders cannot reside within 2,500 feet of any school, park, or child care facility. If the offender establishes residence before the school, park, or child care facility is built, they do not have to move.

With every change of address, the sex offender needs to update their registration within three days of establishing a new residence.

Travel Restrictions for Sex Offenders in Delaware

There are no interstate travel restrictions for sex offenders in Delaware.

If a sex offender wants to travel out of the country, they need to inform the local authorities 21 days before the intended date of travel.

Search for Sex Offenders Using the Offical Registry

To search for sex offenders in Delaware, you can use the state registry by doing the following:

  1. Open the Delaware Sex Offender Central Registry website
  2. Use the search criteria that you know
  3. Hit Search

You can also search by using a map in the Neighborhood Search tab or pull out lists of homeless and wanted offenders.

You may sign up to receive email alerts whenever there is a change or addition to the registry. Here's what you need to do:

  1. Open the Delaware Information Subscription Service website
  2. Sign up
  3. Opt for the Sex Offender Notification

Search for Sex Offenders the Straightforward Way With DoNotPay

The Delaware Sex Offender Central Registry is far from perfect, and the search criteria can be confusing. DoNotPay can run searches on sex offenders, provide fast results, and give you organized up-to-date reports. To use DoNotPay to search for Delaware sex offenders in your vicinity, here's what you need to do:

  1. Key in Sex Offender in the search box
  2. Type in your address and specify the radius
  3. Select the weekly check option

DoNotPay will automatically search for sex offenders and generate a full report. You can also receive weekly updates with information about newly registered sex offenders near you.

Do Sex Offenders in Delaware Have Rights?

Yes. Although convicted of a crime, any sex offender is still protected by the State of Delaware and possesses civil rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution. If you harass, threaten, or perform any act of violence against the offender, you can be prosecuted.

What Should I Do To Protect My Family From Sex Offenders?

To prevent the danger that may come from Delaware sex offenders, you should:

  • Be up to date with how you can find sex offenders who live near you in the most efficient way
  • Understand the laws they need to abide by
  • Have a game plan on how to handle having a sex offender living next to you

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