The initial registration must include a written statement signed by the person giving information required by the BCA, a fingerprint card, and a photograph of the person taken at the time of the person’s release from incarceration, or if the person was not incarcerated, at the time the person initially registered. The registration information also must include a written consent form signed by the person allowing a treatment facility or residential housing unit or shelter to release information to law enforcement about the person’s admission to, or residence in, such facility. Minn. Stat. § 243.166, subd. 4.

An individual also must provide the following information to the corrections agent or law enforcement authority:

  • the person’s primary address
  • all the person’s secondary addresses in Minnesota, including all addresses used for
    residential or recreational purposes
  • the addresses of all Minnesota property owned, leased, or rented by the person
  • the addresses of all locations where the person is employed
  • the addresses of all schools where the person is enrolled
  • the year, model, make, license plate number, and color of all motor vehicles8 owned or regularly driven by the person

An individual must notify law enforcement at least five days before living at a new primary address. An individual must report the other information noted above within five days of the time it becomes applicable. The individual must immediately inform law enforcement when any reported information is no longer applicable. There are different registration procedures for persons who lack a primary address (discussed below). Minn. Stat. § 243.166, subds. 3 and 4a.

The registration information for a person who is required to register due to court commitment as a sexually dangerous person or sexual psychopathic personality must also include the person’s offense history and documentation of treatment received during the person’s confinement. This document is limited to a statement of how far the person progressed in treatment during confinement. Minn. Stat. § 243.166, subd. 4.

8 Motor vehicle means “every vehicle which is self-propelled and every vehicle which is propelled by electric power obtained from overhead trolley wires.” Minn. Stat. § 169.011, subd. 42. Motor vehicles do not include electric personal assistive mobility devices or vehicles moved solely by human power.


CREDIT: The content of this and any related posts has been copied or adopted from the Minnesota House of Representatives Research Department’s Information Brief, Sex Offenders and Predatory Offenders: Minnesota Criminal and Civil Regulatory Laws, written by Legislative Analyst Jeffrey Diebel.

This post is also part of a series of posts on Minnesota Criminal and Civil Regulatory Laws Regarding Sex Offenders and Predatory Offenders.