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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.

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

Effective Monday, September 21st, the Cuyahoga County Sheriff's Sex Offender Unit Office hours of operation will be 8:30am to 5:30pm, Monday-Friday. Closed Weekends & Holidays
Offender Registration Hours

 Monday thru Friday

 8:30am - 5:30pm

If your due date falls on a Friday you must report to this office within ten (10) days prior to your due date.  Ohio law allows sex offenders to register with the Sheriff's Office up to ten (10) days prior to their due date.