Yes. Convicted sex offenders who qualify under the Sex Offenders Registration Act, Act 295 of 1994, are listed on the Michigan Public Sex Offender Registry (PSOR) website.
The Public Sex Offender Registry site may include: Offender’s name, date of birth, registration number, photo, registration details, physical characteristics, known alias(es), scars, marks, tattoos, offense information, address information, campus information, employment information, and vehicle information.
There are several reasons a sex offender may not be on the Public Sex Offender Registry, including:
To change your address or radius designations, open your last email notification you received and click on the link that reads, “If you wish to update your registration information, please click here and enter your new information.” Make your changes and click on Submit.
If your email address changes or if you change Internet Service Provider, please report your new email address to firstname.lastname@example.org so you may continue to receive alerts based on your physical address
Because all browsers work differently, the email may have automatically been saved in a folder other than the "new" mail folder. Please check all incoming folders (Spam, Bulk Mail, etc.) of your email service.
To better ensure that you receive the latest information you requested, please add the following email address to your personal address book: email@example.com.
To deactivate your account, go to the Public Sex Offender Registry site and click the “Unsubscribe from Email Alerts” link on the bottom of the page. Type in your email address two times and click on “Unsubscribe”.
Yes. After doing a search for an offender, click on the offender’s photo, name, or the magnifying glass and you will be taken to the Offender Details page. Click on the link below the photo titled “Register to track this offender”. Enter your name and email address and acknowledge you read the notification notice. Click on “Register”. You will receive an email confirmation by the next day. Any time the offender moves, changes employment, or enrolls in school, you will be notified via email.
The entire list of registered sex offenders and the corresponding information is not available for download at this time. You can, however, print each page you access.
No. Michigan law does not allow dissemination of victim information.
The new site allows users to perform six search types to locate offenders:
The Status can include one of four possibilities. See below for a brief description of each Status:
Yes. After doing a search for an offender, click on the offender’s photo, name, or the magnifying glass and you will be taken to the Offender Details page. Under the address heading, click on “View Map” and you will be taken to a map of the offender’s location. The map is adjustable to zoom in and out. If the offender’s address has not been mapped, you will see the message “Address not mappable at this time” under the address heading and you will not be able to produce a map of the address.
The links displayed within the Links button provide the following information:
(1) Subject to subsection (2), the following individuals who are domiciled or temporarily reside in this state or who work with or without compensation or are students in this state are required to be registered under this act:
(2) An individual convicted of an offense added on September 1, 1999 to the definition of listed offense is not required to be registered solely because of that listed offense unless 1 of the following applies:
(3) A nonresident who is convicted in this state on or after July 1, 2011, of committing a listed offense who is not otherwise described in subsection (1) shall nevertheless register under this act. However, the continued reporting requirements of this act do not apply to the individual while he or she remains a nonresident and is not otherwise required to report under this act. The individual shall have his or her photograph taken under section 5a.
Pursuant to M.C.L. 28.722, the following are the listed offenses that require registration in Michigan. Juvenile offenders are only required to register for Tier 3 offenses.
|Birthday Month||Reporting Months|
|January||January and July|
|February||February and August|
|March||March and September|
|April||April and October|
|May||May and November|
|June||June and December|
|July||January and July|
|August||February and August|
|September||March and September|
|October||April and October|
|November||May and November|
|December||June and December|
|Birth Month||Reporting Months|
|January||January, April, July, and October|
|February||February, May, August, and November|
|March||March, June, September, and December|
|April||January, April, July, and October|
|May||February, May, August, and November|
|June||March, June, September, and December|
|July||January, April, July, and October|
|August||February, May, August, and November|
|September||March, June, September, and December|
|October||January, April, July, and October|
|November||February, May, August, and November|
|December||March, June, September, and December|
If you know the county in which the offense was committed, you can contact the court of conviction to request a copy of the court file. A complete directory of Michigan Trial Courts can be found on the Michigan Courts website.
If you do not know the county in which the offense was committed, you can obtain a copy of the criminal history record (CHR) through the Internet Criminal History Access Tool (ICHAT). The criminal history record will include the county in which the offense occurred. You can then contact the court of conviction and request a copy of the court file. A search on ICHAT requires the individual’s name and date of birth. There is a fee for each search. To access ICHAT, please click here.
Please note: A conviction will not appear on a criminal history check if the offender has a sealed or expunged record or was convicted in another state.
The SOR is the database that contains the sex offender registration records (both public and non-public offender information) that is available only for law enforcement purposes.
The PSOR is the internet site that displays the public offender information contained in the SOR database for the public to view.
No. Juvenile offenders do not appear on the Public Sex Offender Registry.
Offenders who move to another state are required to report to their nearest law enforcement agency 3 business days prior to moving to provide their new address. The MSP Sex Offender Registration Unit then notifies the other state of the offender’s reported new address. Offenders who move to another country are required to report to their local law enforcement agency 21 days prior to moving to provide their new address.
After leaving the state, offenders will no longer appear on the PSOR website and are no longer active registrants unless they relocate back to Michigan.
Once in the new state, offenders must comply with the registry requirements of that state.
If you are aware of an error regarding an offender’s information on the website, you may either submit a tip to the Sex Offender Registry or you can contact the law enforcement agency where the offender’s registered address is located.
If you think an offender is in violation of his registration requirements, you should contact the local law enforcement agency where the offender is actually residing.
Yes. Some states have Internet sites listing registered sex offenders within their state. A list of websites by state can be found at: https://www.nsopw.gov/en/registry/.
In addition, the U.S. Department of Justice established the Dru Sjodin National Sex Offender Public Website at https://www.nsopw.gov. This site allows citizens to search the sex offender registries of participating states.
For technical questions, send email to firstname.lastname@example.org.