Sex Offender Registration Information

 

The Yuma County Sheriff’s Office is responsible for registering sex offenders who reside in Yuma County. All sex offender registrations will be completed in accordance with the Arizona Revised Statutes. Sex offenders are responsible for remaining in compliance with all Arizona Revised Statutes pertaining to sex offender registry. 

Sex offender initial registrations, annual registrations, address changes and/or updates are by appointment only and are done at the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office Main Office only as follows:

Yuma County Sheriff’s Office
Main Office
141 S. 3rd Avenue
Yuma, AZ 85364

Appointment Days & Times
Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday
9:00 AM–3:00 PM
Excluding holidays

For Appointments
Contact the YCSO Records Department
Tel: (928) 329-2254

Click link for directions to YCSO Main Office

 

Sex Offender Registration Procedures

The following new procedures established by the Yuma County Sheriff’s Office (YCSO) for registering as a sex offender in Yuma County were effective as of January 1, 2022.

Sex Offender Registrations

  1. Initial Registration - by appointment only. An initial registration to complete an “Arizona Department of Public Safety Sex Offender Registration” form in person at the YCSO is required after entering and remaining in Yuma County for at least 72 hours. There will be NO same day walk-in appointments other than initial homeless sex offender registrations. Call the YCSO Records Department to schedule an appointment on the days and times listed above.

  2. Annual Registration - by appointment only. An annual registration to complete a new “Arizona Department of Public Safety Sex Offender Registration” form in person at the YCSO is required every year during the offender’s birth month. Call the YCSO Records Department to schedule an appointment on the days and times listed above.

  3. Homeless Registrations ONLY: Initial registrations for homeless sex offenders will be by appointment. Already registered homeless sex offenders are required to check in at the YCSO main office and complete a new “Arizona Department of Public Safety Sex Offender Registration” form every 90 days as well as annually during their birth month. No appointment is needed for the 90-day check in.

  4. Address Changes - by appointment only. A registration to complete a new “Arizona Department of Public Safety Sex Offender Registration” form in person at the YCSO within 72 hours, excluding weekends and legal holidays, is required after moving to a new residence and to notify whether the residence or residences are temporary or permanent. Call the YCSO Records Department to schedule an appointment on the days and times listed above.

  5. Multiple Residences - by appointment only. A registration to complete a new “Arizona Department of Public Safety Sex Offender Registration” form in person at the YCSO is required not less than every 90 days for sex offenders that have more than one residence to notify the YCSO of every residence and address. Call the YCSO Records Department to schedule an appointment on the days and times listed above.

  6. Other Offender Registration Updates: Sex offenders already registered with the YCSO that have updates other than an address change or online identifiers, i.e., vehicle, phone, employment, etc., may contact the YCSO Records Department at (928) 329-2254 to provide the information telephonically.

Online Identifiers
Registration and/or updates of electronic identifiers are to be completed on-line on the YCSO website on the Sex Offenders ID Registration page. Online identifier means any electronic e-mail address information or instant message, chat, social networking or other similar internet communication name. This includes the name(s) of any website or internet communication service where the identifier is being used or intends to be used. Example: Facebook, SnapChat, Instagram, Twitter, etc. NOTE: You may be asked to schedule an in-person appointment to verify changes.

Arizona Identification/Driver’s License
Obtaining an Arizona ID card or Driver’s License is mandatory. Prior to applying for an Arizona ID card or driver’s license, offenders must first register with the YCSO. A form and photo will be provided at the completion of the registration process that must be provided to the Arizona Department of Motor Vehicle Division. The YCSO no longer requires a copy of the newly issued ID card or driver’s license.

NOTE: Sex offenders who are new to the state of Arizona will need to have their birth certificate, a government issued photo ID, Social Security card. Offenders who do not have an original or certified copy of their birth certificate will need to start the process of obtaining one immediately. Check with the birth state for their requirements.

Risk Classification Level
Sex offenders moving to Arizona are required to be assessed to obtain a Risk Classification Level. This will be completed by using a National Criminal History check, documentation from other agencies involved in the offender’s arrest, as well as detention records and community supervision. Any documentation that can be provided may aid in the process.

Offenders who have documentation that they successfully completed any sex offender treatment programs, or drug/alcohol programs, will need to bring those documents to their appointment. Only documented completion of these programs will be considered for the assessment.

 

Report Information

If you have information to report regarding a convicted sex offender who resides in Yuma County, please contact:

YCSO Records Department
160 S. 3rd Avenue, Suite B
Yuma, AZ 85364
Tel: (928) 329-2254
Fax: (928) 539-7891
Email: SOCompliance@ycso.yumacountyaz.gov

OR you can also contact the Arizona Department of Public Safety Sex Offender Compliance Team

Arizona Department of Public Safety
Sex Offender Compliance
Mail Drop # 9999
P.O. Box 6638
Phoenix, AZ 85005-6638
Tel: (602) 255-0611

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