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Michigan’s Public Sex Offender Registry (PSOR)


If you have been involved in a sex crime or convicted of one, you should keep in mind that there are some facts that you should know about it. Let us answer some of your questions:

How do I update my address?

You will receive an email upon registration. To update your registration, simply click on the link that says “If you wish to update your registration information, please click here and enter your new information.”

What if I want to track a specific offender?

If you want to track a specific offender, you can do so. The State of Michigan aims to always protect its citizens and that would include those who are registered in the Public Sex Offender Registry (PSOR). 

If you have a specific offender that you want to be protected from, you can certainly keep track of him through the following steps.

  • Search for the offender.
  • Click on the offender’s photo or “View Details”. You will be taken to the “Offender Details” page. 
  • Click on “Track Offender” in the upper-righthand corner.
  •  Enter your email address two times and check the box to acknowledge that you agree with the “Terms of Use”. 
  • Click on “Register”. 

After registering the tracking of a specific offender, you will receive an email confirmation within 24 hours. Any time the offender moves, changes employment or enrolls in school, you will be notified via email.

Can I download the entire list?

No, you may not download the entire list of sex offenders. The system only allows you to print each page that you access.

Can the offender’s victim information be included in the list?

No, the offender’s victim information is protected in law. The State of Michigan will not allow the dissemination of information about the victim or any other person who has been a victim of a sexual crime. 

Who has to register as a sexual offender in Michigan?

According to Michigan Law, certain individuals must register as sex offenders in Michigan. To prevent any misinterpretations, we have copied the list directly from the law to wit:

(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:

  • An individual who is convicted of a listed offense after October 1, 1995.
  • An individual convicted of a listed offense on or before October 1, 1995, if on October 1, 1995, he or she is on probation or parole, committed to jail, committed to the jurisdiction of the department of corrections, or under the jurisdiction of the juvenile division of the probate court or the department of human services for that offense or is placed on probation or parole, committed to jail, committed to the jurisdiction of the department of corrections, placed under the jurisdiction of the juvenile division of the probate court or family division of circuit court, or committed to the department of human services after October 1, 1995, for that offense.
  • An individual convicted on or before October 1, 1995, of an offense described in section 2(d)(vi) as added by 1994 PA 295 if, on October 1, 1995, he or she is on probation or parole that has been transferred to this state for that offense or his or her probation or parole is transferred to this state after October 1, 1995, for that offense.
  • An individual from another state is required to register or otherwise be identified as a sex or child offender or predator under a comparable statute of that state.

(2) An individual convicted of an offense added on September 1, 1999, to the definition of the listed offense is not required to be registered solely because of that listed offense unless 1 of the following applies:

  • The individual is convicted of that listed offense on or after September 1, 1999.
  • On September 1, 1999, the individual is on probation or parole, committed to jail, committed to the jurisdiction of the department of corrections, under the jurisdiction of the family division of circuit court, or committed to the department of human services for that offense or the individual is placed on probation or parole, committed to jail, committed to the jurisdiction of the department of corrections, placed under the jurisdiction of the family division of circuit court, or committed to the department of human services on or after September 1, 1999, for that offense.
  • On September 1, 1999, the individual is on probation or parole for that offense that has been transferred to this state, or the individual’s probation or parole for that offense is transferred to this state after September 1, 1999.
  • On September 1, 1999, in another state or country, the individual is on probation or parole, committed to jail, committed to the jurisdiction of the department of corrections or a similar type of state agency, under the jurisdiction of a court that handles matters similar to those handled by the family division of circuit court in this state, or committed to an agency with the same authority as the department of human services for that offense.

(3) An individual who was previously convicted of a listed offense for which he or she was not required to register under this act, but who is convicted of any other felony on or after March 24, 2021.

The next part of the series will discuss the important information about the registry based on the public website.

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