Iowa Code Chapter A provides for the registration of persons convicted of sex offenses in the State of Iowa. In some instances the offender may be required to register for up to ten years. In other circumstances, an offender may have to register for life. The Sex Offender Registry provides specific details on how a person must comply with the registration requirements. The law also provides that persons required to register must comply with an annual verification process. Failure to comply with the sex offender registry is a punishable offense subjecting a person to new charges.
The Iowa Sex Offender Registrant Watch provides 24 hour access to sex offender registrant information online. It also allows the ability to verify a registered sex offender's location and other characteristics including a photo. Registrant Watch provides crime victims and other interested parties the ability to be automatically notified by phone or email about changes in the location or identification information of a registered sex offender.
Create an Account - Increase your productivity, customize your experience, and engage in information you care about. On or after July 1, , an individual who has been convicted or adjudicated of a criminal offense against a minor, sexual exploitation, or a sexually violent crime or who was on probation, parole, work release status, or who was incarcerated on or after July 1, is required to register. If the offender moves out of state or county, the offender must register with the local sheriff's office or law enforcement within five business days of moving to that area. Implementation of the 2, foot rule is in effect.