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Sex Offender Registration & Notification (SORN) Unit

Search Methods

Email Alert
You can perform a geographic search (registration required) to list all registered offenders living within a one mile radius from a desired address.

Address Check
To check an address for proximity to a school you can use this proximity search.

Photo Search You can also use the sexual offender photo search provided by the Sheriff's Office.

The CCSD is mandated to register all sexual offenders, keep a database on sexual offenders, and forward the data to the Ohio Attorney General’s Office. The CCSD Sexual Offenders Unit ensures the CCSD is in compliance with Ohio law.

Certain sexual offenders are also adjudicated by a judge to be subject to community notification. In these cases, deputies must give personal notice to neighbors, schools, and municipal law enforcement agencies regarding the location of the offender. A mailing of the information must be conducted for all residences within 1,000 feet of the offender's residence.

To be notified of sexual offenders living in your area, please visit the State of Ohio’s sexual offender registry:

In 1997, the Governor of the State of Ohio signed into law House Bill 180, the Sexual Offender Registration Bill. The bill required Sheriff's Office throughout the State to develop and implement a registration system for convicted sexual offenders. The Sexual Offender Unit for the Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Office was developed and designed to inform, safeguard and prevent violent sexual crime in the community.

The Sexual Offender Unit is responsible for registering and making the citizens of Cuyahoga County aware of serious offenders living in the community. The residence location of less serious offenders is also tracked on a database used to locate an individual in the event he repeats his former pattern of criminal behavior. The Unit is also responsible for investigating complaints against a registered offender and, if necessary, executing a warrant for the arrest of the individual.

A Common Pleas Judge must declare and classify an individual as a sexual offender. Further information relative to the classification of offenders can be found in Ohio Revised Code §2950.01 et seq.

Other Resources
Offender Registration Hours

 Monday thru Friday

Closed Holidays and Weekends

 8:30am - 5:30pm

If an offenders due date falls on a holiday or weekend Ohio Law allows sex offenders to register with the Sheriff’s Department up to ten (10) days prior to their due date.