Restrictions on Where Level III Offenders Can Live

The end-of-confinement review committee must determine whether residency restrictions should be included in the conditions of a Level III offender’s release based upon the offender’s pattern of offending behavior. Minn. Stat. § 244.052, subd. 3. In addition, the agency responsible for the offender’s supervision must take into consideration the proximity of the offender’s residence to that of other Level III offenders and to schools when an offender is released from confinement or a residential facility and when the offender changes residence. To the extent feasible, the agency must mitigate the concentration of Level III offenders living in proximity to one another and living near schools. Minn. Stat. § 244.052, subd. 4a.

An owner or property manager of a hotel, motel, lodging establishment, or apartment building may not knowingly rent rooms to both Level III offenders and domestic abuse victims at the same time. This prohibition applies only if the owner or property manager has an agreement with an agency that arranges or provides shelter for domestic abuse victims. If the owner or property manager discovers or is informed that a tenant is a Level III offender, the owner or property manager may evict the offender. Minn. Stat. § 244.052, subd. 4a.

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.