Notification of registration responsibilities under Nebraska Sex Offender Registration Act

The below information is provided as a guideline for sex offenders registrants and is based on State of Nebraska form no CC6.9, updated 04/13, and Nebraska Rev. Statues
Sec. 29-4007

Your conviction or guilty plea has caused you to be subject to the Nebraska Sex Offender Registration Act, Neb. Rev. Stat. §§ 29-4001 to 29-4014. The date you become subject to the Act is no later than the date of your sentencing. According to the Nebraska Sex Offender Registration Act, you are required to report to a location designated by the Nebraska State Patrol for purposes of registration within three (3) working days after you become subject to the Act. An appeal of your conviction does not relieve you from the registration requirements.

  • If you have a new address, temporary domicile or habitual living location within the same county, you are required to register in person at the county sheriff within three (3) working days before the move.
  • If you have a new address, temporary domicile or habitual living location in a different county within the state, you are required to report the change in person with the current county sheriff within 3 working days before the change. You must also report in person to the county sheriff in your new county of residence and register within three (3) working days after the change.
  • If you are moving out of state, you are required to report the change in person with the current county sheriff within three (3) working days before the change. You must also comply with the registration requirements of that state.
  • Any person required to register who no longer has a residence, or temporary domicile, or habitual living location shall register with the county sheriff in which he or she is transient within three (3) working days. Such person shall update his or her registration, in person on a form approved by the sex offender registration and community notification division of the Nebraska State Patrol at least once every thirty calendar days during the time he or she remains without residence, or temporary domicile, or habitual living location.
  • Any person required to register who is incarcerated for more than three (3) days is required to give notice of the incarceration and expected release date, if available, to the sheriff of the county in which you would reside or would be temporarily domiciled but for your incarceration. You are to give the sheriff this notice within three (3) working days of your incarceration. Prior to any type of release from incarceration, you are to report your change of address to the sheriff of the county in which you are incarcerated and to the county sheriff of the county in which you reside or are temporarily domiciled.
  • If you are employed, carry on a vocation or attend school (with or without compensation), you must register in person with the county sheriff of the county in which you are employed, carry on a vocation or attend school within three (3) working days after becoming employed, carrying on a vocation or attending school. You must provide the location of each work site and education institution. You must also notify the sheriff of any change in such employment, vocation or school attendance within three (3) working days after the change.
  • If you reside, move, or are temporarily domiciled out of state, but are employed or carry on a vocation (with or without compensation), or attend school in this state, you must report in person, and register with, the county sheriff of the county in which you are employed, carry on a vocation, or attend school within three (3) working days. You must also notify the sheriff of any change in such employment, vocation, or attendance status at the school or postsecondary educational institution, in person, within three (3) working days of such change. You shall inform the sheriff of any legal change in name, in writing, within three (3) working days after such change, and provide a copy of the legal documentation supporting the change in name.
  • If, while residing or being temporarily domiciled in Nebraska, you go to another state to attend school or work, you must comply with the registration requirements of both states.

You must complete a full registration including fingerprints, palm prints, a photograph and DNA which will be obtained by any registering entity in order to comply with the registration requirements. You must register all addresses, employment, school, vehicles, travel and immigration documents, professional licenses and certificates, and telephone numbers as required under Neb. Rev. Stat. §§ 29-4006. You are required to report any changes thereafter in three (3) working days in person with the county sheriff.

The registration and verification requirements under the Act are continuing ones. You shall be required to register during any period of supervised release, probation, or parole and shall continue to comply with the act for the period of time as prescribed below after the date of discharge from probation, parole, or supervised release or release from incarceration, whichever date is most recent. The duration of time you will be required to register will be between fifteen years and lifetime. Upon receipt of registration and confirmation of the registry requirement, the sex offender registration and community notification division of the Nebraska State Patrol shall notify the person by certified mail of his or her registry duration and verification schedule. The possible full registration periods and verification schedules are as follows:

  • Fifteen years, if the sex offender was convicted of a registrable offense under section 29-4003 not punishable by imprisonment for more than one year; Annual verification: The offender shall report annually in the month of his or her birth, in person, to the office of the sheriff of the county in which he or she resides for purposes of accepting verifications, regardless of the original registration month.
  • Twenty-five years, if the sex offender was convicted of a registrable offense under section 29-4003 punishable by imprisonment for 1 more than one year; Biannual verifications: The offender shall report, in person, in the month of his or her birth and in the sixth month following the month of his or her birth, regardless of the original registration month.
  • Life, if the sex offender was convicted of a registrable offense under section 29-4003 punishable by imprisonment for more than one year and was convicted of an aggravated offense, had a prior sex offense conviction, has been determined to be a Predator, or has been determined to be a lifetime registrant in another state, territory, commonwealth, or other jurisdiction of the United States, by the United States Government, by court-martial or other military tribunal, or by a foreign jurisdiction; Quarterly verifications: The offender shall report, in person, in the month of his or her birth and every three months following the month of his or her birth, regardless of the original registration month.

A sex offender who is required to register for fifteen years may request a reduction in the registration period to ten years upon completion of ten years of the registration period after the date of discharge from probation, parole, supervised release, or incarceration, whichever date is most recent. The sex offender shall make the request to the Nebraska State Patrol. The sex offender shall provide proof as listed under Neb. Rev. Stat. §§ 29-4005(2).

Any time period when any person who is required to register under the act fails to comply with such registration requirement shall not be counted as completed registration time and shall be used to recalculate the registration period.

Any person required to register under the Act who violates the Act has committed a Class IV felony. Any person previously been convicted of a violation of the Act is guilty of a Class III felony and shall be sentenced to a mandatory minimum term of at least one year in prison unless the act which caused the person to be placed on the registry was a misdemeanor, in which case the violation of the Act shall be a Class IV felony.

The above is a summary of your registration and verification responsibilities under the Act. You should familiarize yourself with the Act and be alert to any amendments to it.

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A full service law enforcement, corrections, and civil process agency, the Madison County Sheriff’s Department is located in the Madison County Courthouse in Madison, Nebraska. It serves the citizens of the County and the cities of Battle Creek, Madison, Meadow Grove, Newman Grove, Norfolk, and Tilden.

Vern Hjorth is the Sheriff and Mike Prather is Chief Deputy.