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Registration

Pennsylvania’s Adam Walsh Law requires offenders convicted of Adam Walsh offenses to register for a period of 15 years (Tier 1), 25 years (Tier 2) or life (Tier 3) based on their crime of conviction. Please see the SOAB home website page for a list of all Adam Walsh offenses and their corresponding Tiers.

Access to the Registry
Pennsylvania’s Sex Offender Registry is maintained by the PSP. Pennsylvania’s statute is very specific about what information may be released to the public. Currently, all information legally permitted for release is posted on the PSP Megan’s Law website.

The following information on registered Sexually Violent Predators (SVPs) is available on the website:
• Name and any aliases;
• Year of birth;
• The street address, city, county, and zip code of all residences;
• The street address, city, county, and zip code of any institution or location at which the offender is enrolled as a student;
• The city, county, and zip code of any employment location;
• A photograph of the offender, which shall be updated not less than annually;
• A description of the offense, which triggered registration; and
• The date of conviction, if available.

The following information on registered sex offenders is available on the website:
 
• Name and any aliases;
• Year of birth;
• The city, county, and zip code of all residences*;
• The city, county, and zip code of any institution or location at which the offender is enrolled as a student*;
• The city, county, and zip code of any employment location*;
• A photograph of the offender, which shall be updated not less than annually;
• A description of the offense, which triggered registration; and
• The date of conviction, if available.
 
*Note: State law prohibits the release of street addresses for sex offenders.