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COLORADO BUREAU
OF INVESTIGATION

REGISTRATION


  • Citizen/Public Safety.
  • Deterrence of sex offenders for committing similar crimes.
  • Investigative tool for law enforcement.

The following persons are required to register as sex offenders in the State of Colorado:

  • Convicted on or after 7/1/91 in Colorado of an Unlawful Sexual Offense, as in 18-3-411 (1), Enticement of a Child, as in 18-3-305, or Internet Luring of a Child, as in 18-3-306.
  • Convicted on or after 7/1/91 in another state or jurisdiction, to include military or federal, of an offense that, if committed in Colorado, would constitute an Unlawful Sexual Offense, as in 18-3-411 (1), Enticement of a Child, as in 18-3-305, or Internet Luring of a Child as in 18-3-306.
  • Released on or after 7/1/91 from any Department of Corrections having served a sentence for an Unlawful Sexual Offense, as defined in section 18-3-411 (1), Enticement of a Child, as described in section 18-3-305 or Internet Luring of a Child, as in 18-3-306.
  • Convicted on or after 7/1/94 in Colorado of an offense involving Unlawful Sexual Behavior, or for which the factual basis involved such an offense, as defined below, or released from Department of Corrections having served sentence for such an offense (including criminal attempts, solicitations, or conspiracies):
    • Sexual assault, in violation of section 18-3-402; or
    • Sexual assault in the first degree, in violation of section 18-3-402, as it existed prior to July 1, 2000.
    • Sexual assault in the second degree, in violation of section 18-3-403, as it existed prior to July 1, 2000.
    • Unlawful sexual contact, in violation of section 18-3-404; or Sexual assault in the third degree, in violation of section 18-3-404 as it existed prior to July 1, 2000.
    • Sexual assault on a child, in violation of section 18-3-405.
    • Sexual assault on a child by one in a position of trust, in violation of section 18-3-405.3.
    • Sexual assault on a client by a psychotherapist, in violation of section 18-3-405.5.
    • Enticement of a child, in violation of section 18-3-305.
    • Incest, in violation of section 18-6-301.
    • Aggravated incest, in violation of section 18-6-302.
    • Trafficking in children, in violation of section 18-3-502.
    • Sexual exploitation of children, in violation of section 18-6-403.
    • Procurement of a child for sexual exploitation, in violation of section 18-6-404.
    • Indecent exposure, in violation of section 18-7-302.
    • Soliciting for child prostitution, in violation of section 18-7-402.
    • Pandering of a child, in violation of section 18-7-403.
    • Procurement of a child, in violation of section 18-7-403.5.
    • Keeping a place of child prostitution, in violation of section 18-7-404.
    • Pimping of a child, in violation of section 18-7-405.
    • Inducement of child prostitution, in violation of section 18-7-405.5.
    • Patronizing a prostituted child, in violation of section 18-7-406.
    • Engaging in sexual conduct in violation of section 18-7-701.
    • Wholesale Promotion of Obscenity to a Minor 18-7-102(1.5).
    • Promotion of Obscenity to a Minor 18-7-102(2.5).
    • Class 4 felony Internet luring of a child, 18-3-306 (3).
    • Internet sexual exploitation of a child, 18-3-405.4.
    • Public Indecency 18-7-301(2.b), if 2nd offense is committed within 5 years of previous offense or a 3rd or subsequent offense.
    • Invasion of privacy for sexual gratification, in violation of section 18-3-405.6.
    • Second degree kidnapping, if committed in violation of section 18-3-302(3) (a).

Convicted of an offense in another state or jurisdiction for which the person, as a result of the conviction, is, was, has been, or would be required to register if he or she resided in the state or jurisdiction of conviction, registration is required there or in Colorado, so long as such person is a temporary or permanent resident of Colorado.

"Convicted" means having received a verdict of guilty by a judge or jury, having pleaded guilty or nolo contendere, having received a disposition as a juvenile, having been adjudicated a juvenile delinquent, or having received a deferred judgment and sentence or a deferred adjudication.

"Temporary Resident" is any person who is employed in Colorado on a full-time or part-time basis, with or without compensation, for more than 14 consecutive business days or for an aggregate period of more than 30 days in any calendar year; enrolled in any type of educational institution in Colorado on a full-time or part-time basis; or present in Colorado for more than 14 consecutive business days or for an aggregate period of more than 30 days in any calendar year for any purpose, including but not limited to vacation, travel, or retirement. Temporary residents shall register within five business days of arrival in Colorado. A sex offender is required to register in any state in which he/she is a temporary resident.

"Lacks a Fixed Residence" means that a person does not have a living situation that meets the definition of "residence" pursuant to subsection (5.7) of section 16-22-102. "Lacks a fixed residence" may include, but need not be limited to, outdoor sleeping locations or any public or private locations not designed as traditional living accommodations. "Lacks a fixed residence" may also include temporary public or private housing or temporary shelter facilities, residential treatment facilities, or any other residential program or facility if the person remains at the location for less than fourteen days.

All offenders must provide annually at the time of registration, a current photograph and a complete set of fingerprints.

How to Request A List of Registrants

  • A person may request a list from the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, by mail, or in person.
  • A request form must be filled out; these forms may be downloaded (see below) and are also available via fax, mail, or in person at CBI headquarters.
  • The CBI will forward the list of registrants to the requesting party within 10 business days.

Information Released

The information released shall include the following:

  • Name of registrant.
  • The registrant's date of birth.
  • Address or addresses of registrant.
  • Aliases of the registrant.
  • A history of the convictions that resulted in the registrant being required to register.

Information that shall not be released

  • Any information concerning victims shall not be released.

Fees for the Search

The CBI may assess reasonable fees for the search, retrieval, and copying of information requested. To pay by credit card, please use the forms below.

DOWNLOAD REQUEST FORM (37kb PDF)
DOWNLOAD CREDIT CARD FORM (18kb PDF)

Sex offenders must continue to register until the court releases them from this requirement. If a sex offender has not been subsequently convicted of an offense involving unlawful sexual behavior, they may file a petition with the court for an order to discontinue registration or website posting according to the timeframes below.

Sexually Violent Predator's, multiple offenders, and quarterly registrants are not eligible for this relief.

If the court enters an order discontinuing a sex offender's duty to register the sex offender must send a copy of the order to the local law enforcement agency of registration and the CBI.

Offense Conviction When to Petition the Court
Class 1, 2, or 3 felony (if not a quarterly offense) 20 years from the date of final release from the jurisdiction of the court
Class 4, 5, or 6 felony 10 years from the date of final release from the jurisdiction of the court
3rd Degree Sex Assault or Unlawful Sexual Contact (M1) 10 years from the date of final release from the jurisdiction of the court
Other Misdemeanors 5 years from the date of final release from the jurisdiction of the court
Deferred Sentence or Adjudication After successful completion and dismissal of the case
If under 18 years of age when adjudicated After successful completion and discharge from the sentence
Internet website posting for Failure to Register After one year of full compliance with registration requirements

If posted on the Colorado Sex Offender Registry web site due to failure to register, per 18-3-412.5 (3.6)(a)(IV)(A), once a offender has been fully compliant with all registration requirements for at least one year, they may petition the court for removal of the failure to register designation.

To locate the form used to petition to discontinue registration, please go to www.courts.state.co.us.

Sex Offenders who fail to comply with ANY registration requirement may be charged with the criminal offense of Failure to Register as a Sex Offender. The Failure to Register as a Sex Offender charge will be a felony, if the initial sex offense conviction was a felony. The Failure to Register as a Sex Offender charge will be a misdemeanor, if the initial sex offense conviction was a misdemeanor.

Sex Offenders must register during business hours within 5 business days of being released into the community or receiving a notice to register. If the offender is released from the Department of Corrections with no supervision, they must register the next business day. Sex offenders must re-register annually within five business days before or after their birth date. Sex offenders must register quarterly (every 3 months) for the remainder of their natural life if they have been found to be a Sexually Violent Predator, if they were convicted as an adult in Colorado of any of the following listed offenses, or if they were convicted in another state or jurisdiction of an offense that requires quarterly registration in that state or jurisdiction, or would require quarterly registration in Colorado.

  • Felony Sexual Assault, in violation of section 18-3-402, or Sexual Assault in the First Degree, in violation of section 18-3-402 as it existed prior to July 1, 2000, or Sexual Assault in the Second Degree, in violation of section 18-3-403 as it existed prior to July 1, 2000, or
  • Sexual Assault on a Child in violation of section 18-3-405, or
  • Sexual Assault on a Child by one in a Position of Trust, in violation of section 18-3-405.3, or
  • Sexual Assault on a client by a Psychotherapist, in violation of section 18-3-405.5, or
  • Incest, in violation of section 18-6-301, or Aggravated Incest, in violation of section 18-6-302.

Offenders who are not convicted of any of the above offenses must register annually. If a sex offender moves into the State of Colorado, they must register with the law enforcement agency in the jurisdiction to which they moved, within 5 business days after the move occurs.

In addition, sex offenders must notify the local law enforcement agency where they live, if they change residences within that agency's jurisdiction, or if they establish additional residences in that jurisdiction. Sex offenders must also re-register within 5 business days, if they legally change their name.

Sex offenders who are subject to quarterly registration and who lack a fixed residence shall notify the registration agency of the location(s) where they remain. Sex offenders must make this notification in person (self-verification), at least once every month.

Sex offenders who are subject to annual registration and who lack a fixed residence shall notify the registration agency of the location(s) where they remain. Sex offenders must make this notification in person (self-verification), at least once every three months.

Where to Register

  • If the sex offender lives within the limits of a city or town, they must register at the local police department.
  • If the sex offender lives outside the limits of a city or town, they must register at the county sheriff's department.
  • If the sex offender has multiple residences, they must register with the law enforcement agency of each jurisdiction in which they reside.
  • If a sex offender changes their residence to another state or other jurisdiction, they must report the new address to the law enforcement agencies where they are registered in Colorado and in the city or town where they will reside in the new state.
  • All registrants must provide a current photograph and a complete set of fingerprints at the time of registration and pay any fees imposed by the local law enforcement agency.

Campus Sex Crimes Prevention Act

At the time of registration, sex offenders must notify law enforcement if they are enrolled, employed, or volunteering at an institution of post-secondary education in Colorado, and of any change in such enrollment, employment, or volunteering (commencement or termination). If a sex offender begins enrollment, employment, or volunteering after they have registered, they must return to the law enforcement agency and report all required information.


FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONTACT:

Colorado Bureau of Investigation
690 Kipling Street
Denver, Colorado 80215
Voice: (303) 239-4222
Fax: (303) 239-4661