Registration of MN Sex Offenders Without a Permanent Address

Registration for Those Without a Primary Address

If a person leaves a primary address and does not have a new primary address, the person must register with the law enforcement authority that has jurisdiction in the area where the person is staying within 24 hours of the time the person no longer has a primary address. If a person’s primary address is a correctional facility, then he or she must register with the law enforcement authority that has jurisdiction where the person will be staying at least three days before he or she is released from the correctional facility.

Each time a person who lacks a primary address moves to a new jurisdiction without acquiring a new primary address, the person must register with the law enforcement authority in the area where the person is staying within 24 hours after entering the jurisdiction.

A person without a primary address must provide law enforcement with the same information as other offenders, but instead of a primary address, the person must describe the location of where he or she is staying with as much specificity as possible.

If a person continues to lack a primary address, the person shall report in-person weekly to the law enforcement authority with jurisdiction in the area where the person is staying. The law enforcement authority may authorize an alternative reporting procedure if it determines that weekly reporting is impractical due to a person’s unique circumstances.

If a person continues to lack a primary address and continues to report to the same law enforcement authority, the person must provide the authority with all of the required registration information at least annually, unless the person is required to register due to court commitment as a sexually dangerous person or sexual psychopathic personality, then he or she must report at least once every three months.

If a person fails to report a primary address, then he or she will be considered a person who lacks a primary address, and the person must comply with these requirements. Minn. Stat. § 243.166, subd. 3a.


CREDIT: The content of this and any related posts has been copied or adopted from the Minnesota House of Representatives Research Department’s Information Brief, Sex Offenders and Predatory Offenders: Minnesota Criminal and Civil Regulatory Laws, written by Legislative Analyst Jeffrey Diebel.

This post is also part of a series of posts on Minnesota Criminal and Civil Regulatory Laws Regarding Sex Offenders and Predatory Offenders.