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  • What are a Registrant's Responsibilities?

    Each Maryland registrant is required to sign a "Notice of Responsibilities" Form every time he or she registers. The following is a list of registrant responsibilities:

    • You must register every address and physical location where you habitually live with your primary registration agency; and in each county where you habitually live, you must notify the designated local law enforcement unit that you habitually live in that county and provide the address or location. Criminal Procedure Article, § 11-705(c)
    • If you become homeless you must register once a week in person in each county where you habitually live. Criminal Procedure Article, § 11-705(d)
    • All changes in your residence, employment, telephone numbers, internet identifiers, or vehicle information must be reported within 3 days of the change to each designated local law enforcement unit where you habitually live. Criminal Procedure Article, § 11-705(e)
    • If you permanently move to another jurisdiction or foreign country you must, 3 days prior to the change: 1) provide the new address, copies of passports, tickets, and travel itineraries to your primary registration agency; 2) register with the designated law enforcement agency of the new jurisdiction; and 3) comply with any registration requirements in the new jurisdiction of residence. Criminal Procedure Article, § 11-705(h) & § 11-705(c)(3)
    • If you temporarily change residence for 5 or more days; or are absent from where you habitually live for more than 7 days, including travel for business or pleasure you must: 1) notify, in writing, each designated local law enforcement unit where you habitually live of your absence from the locations where you habitually live; 2) provide the addresses and locations of your temporary residences; and 3) provide the dates that you will be absent from the locations where you habitually live. Copies of travel documents may be requested by law enforcement personnel. Criminal Procedure Article, § 11-705(i) &d § 11-705(c)(3)
    • If you begin employment or enroll in a school in another jurisdiction while maintaining residence in Maryland you must also register with the designated law enforcement agency in the new jurisdiction. Criminal Procedure Article, § 11-705(f)(1)
    • If you begin or terminate enrollment or employment at an institution of higher education in the State, you must notify the designated local law enforcement unit where the institution of higher education is located, in person, 3 days after beginning or terminating enrollment or employment. Criminal Procedure Article, § 11-705(f)(2)
    • If you establish a new e-mail address, computer log-in or screen name or identity, instant-message identity or electronic chat room identity shall send written notice of the new information to the MD State Sex Offender Registry with in 3 days of the change. Criminal Procedure Article, § 11-705(j)
    • You may not knowingly enter onto real property that is used for public or nonpublic elementary or secondary education; or on which is located: a registered Child Care Home or Child Care Institution.  A person who violates this section is guilty of a misdemeanor and on conviction is subject to imprisonment not exceeding five years or a fine not exceeding $5,000 or both. (Criminal Procedure Article, § 11-722)
    • If you are granted a legal change of name by a court you must send written notice of the change within 3 days to each designated local law enforcement unit where you habitually live. Criminal Procedure Article, § 11-705(g)
    Created on 29/06/2012 in Sex Offender Questions