Welcome to Maryland's Comprehensive Registered Sex Offender Website
On June 30, 2014, the Maryland Court of Appeals issued a decision in Dept. of Public Safety v. Doe and Hershberger v. Roe that addressed the issue of sex offender registration in Maryland.
The Maryland Sex Offender Registry Website is one of many important tools that families can use to protect themselves, their children, and those they care for from individuals with criminal sexual behaviors. On this site you will be able to find registered sex offenders living and working near you, be notified of registrants' movements, and explore resources that will help you to prevent and get treatment for sexual abuse.
The U.S. Department of Justice, National Crime Victimization Survey: 2006-2010, estimates that 54% of sexual assaults are never reported to the police. This means that many sex offenders are never registered or convicted. Please explore the Treatment and Prevention Resources available to get help if you or someone you know has been the victim of sexual abuse or you would like to learn more about how to prevent sexual abuse.
Sexual Abuse Treatment and Prevention Resources
Pursuant to Federal law, the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services (Department) is required to “include, to the extent practicable, links to sex offender safety and educational resources.” The Department does not endorse nor can it verify the effectiveness of any of the resources listed.
Use the flexible search tool to view registered sex offenders in your area.
Sex Offender Registry
What You Need to Know First
The public information maintained by the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services in this Sex Offender Registry is provided as part of the State's effort to protect children and others from those with histories of crimes against children and other sexual offenses.
Be aware of the following:
This information has been provided to the Department by the registrant and is based upon the last notification received. Because the data is self-reported by the registrant and time-sensitive:
- The Department cannot guarantee the accuracy of this information, and
- Registrants may have moved without notifying the Department.
While a name and photograph may assist the public in identifying registrants, positive identification of registrants is obtained only via fingerprint verification.
If a zip code appears to have no registrants in residence, this does not mean that registrants have not moved into the zip code without notifying the Department. Parents and concerned citizens should continue to monitor their environment and take appropriate precautions.
The information presented on this Web site should not be used in any manner to injure, harass, or commit a criminal act against any individual named in the registry, or residing or working at the reported address. Any such action could subject you to criminal prosecution.
Alleged violations of law by registrants under Maryland's program should be reported to any local law enforcement unit. If you have knowledge that a registrant is not residing at the "Last Reported Residence" listed in this registry, you are encouraged to call the "Information Contact" listed for that registrant.
Neither the Department nor the State of Maryland shall be responsible for any errors or omissions produced by secondary dissemination of this information.
NOTICE: As of January 1, 2003 the Maryland Sex Offender Registry Unit has established a fee for a printed copy of the registry. To obtain information on how to receive a printed copy of the registry, click on the "Printed Copy of the Registry" link.
The addresses in this registry were provided to the Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services by the registrant.
Information about the search and the map.
The search provides registrant information in list form and map form. To switch between the two views, click on the List or Map display tabs. There are also individual maps in the regitrant's details as well as from the list.