NYS Sex Offender Registry
The New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services maintains a list of registered sex offenders and offers many resources through its website, http://www.criminaljustice.ny.gov/. Click on the Sex Offenders tab at the tip. People may search the Sex Offender Registry using the criteria of name, county or zip code.
For more information, please read the flyer: "How to Get Information about Sex Offenders Living in Your Community (PDF)."
NY-ALERT System for Sex Offender Notifications
Residents of New York can now register to receive alerts when moderate- or high-risk sex offenders move into or out of their area. The NY-ALERT System will send alerts through email or as a text message, fax or telephone recording.
Subscribers can register for up to three areas for notifications. Areas are defined by county, zip code or a specific address. If a specific address is selected, the subscriber designates a radius from a quarter-mile to 25 miles around that address. Go to: http://www.criminaljustice.ny.gov/nsor/nyalert.htm.
Registration can be completed at http:// www.criminaljustice.ny.gov/. Subscribers will receive sex offender relocation notices when a Level 2 (moderate risk) or Level 3 (high risk) sex offender listed on the public subdirectory moves into or out of a community of interest. By law, the state can only provide information about Level 1 (low-risk) offenders or those with a pending risk level through a toll-free number 800-262-3257).
This service is possible through a partnering of the New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services (DCJS) and the New York State Emergency Management Office (SEMO) which manages the NY-ALERT System.
Ontario County Sheriff's Office
You can also sign-up for the Ontario County Offender Watch at: