November 22, 2017

ND Attorney General's Office

Sex Offender Information

An individual who has pled guilty to or been convicted of certain criminal offenses in this state (or an equivalent offense in any state, federal, tribal or international court), may be required to register as a sex offender.  Offenders who live in a neighboring state may be required to register in North Dakota if they work or attend school in North Dakota.  

  • There are no state laws restricting where a sex offender may live or work.* An offender may live in an apartment building, near a school, park or daycare - unless a condition of that individual’s probation prohibits it. The terms of an offender’s probation are set by the court on a case-by-case basis. If you are concerned about a particular offender, contact your local law enforcement agency. 
  • There are laws restricting when and whether an offender may be on or in school property. Contact your child’s school for more information.

* - Effective August 1, 2017, a high risk offender may not reside within 500 feet of a public or nonpublic preschool, elementary, middle or high school.


Sex Offender Website

Only sex offenders who have a lifetime requirement to register or who have been deemed a high risk appear on the sex offender website with full details and photographs. However, all offenders with a requirement to register in North Dakota (including moderate and low risk offenders), are on the searchable list, which can be downloaded for a particular city, county, or the entire state. The website – and the searchable list – are updated in real time, all day every day, as changes and updates are reported by courts, law enforcement, parole & probation, the jails, registered offenders, employers, landlords, other states, and the public.

Search for offenders in North Dakota