Offender Registration: Duty to Register
Sex Offenders and Arson Offenders
It is a crime to fail to register. If you have been convicted of a sex offense or arson crime, you may be required to register with local law enforcement under California law. If the offense was added to the registration law after the date of your conviction, you may not have received personal notice of your duty to register as a sex or arson offender.
Check with your local law enforcement agency to see if the offense for which you were convicted requires registration. To register, go to the police department in the city where you live or are located, or the local sheriff's department if you are in an unincorporated area.
If you have questions about your sex offense or arson conviction, or need to know whether your out-of-state conviction is the equivalent of a registrable offense in California, contact the Sex and Arson Registration Program in the California Department of Justice by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, or the address below:
Sex and Arson Registration Program
California Department of Justice
P.O. Box 903387
Sacramento, CA 94203-3870