There are more than 14,000 convicted sex offenders registered in New York State under the Sex Offender Registration Act, better known as "Megan's Law."
Under Megan's Law, sex offenders are required to register with the State after conviction, or if they serve time in prison, upon their release, and notify the registry when they relocate. Sex offenders who move to New York from another state also must register.
Megan's Law creates 3 levels of sex offenders: Level 1 (low risk), Level 2 (moderate risk), and Level 3 (high risk). Local law enforcement decides whether to notify the public about Level 2 and 3 offenders. No information may be given out about Level 1 offenders.
The public may inquire about registered sex offenders by asking your local police or calling:
Megan’s Law Hotline