Anyone convicted of the crime of sexual predator or offender is given limitations once they have served their jail time. It is mandatory that the person registers with the Sheriff’s Office closest to where they live. They must also, every three to six months; re-register depending on what the term of their release was. Part of the limitations include where they can live.
All sexual predators or offenders are required to supply the information below:
- Date of Birth
- Every name or aliases they ever used
- Place of Birth
- Weight, Height, Hair and eye color
- Telephone numbers
- Driver’s license or ID card number issued by the state
- Social Security Number
- Criminal Information
- Employers name phone number and address
- Home address, transient or homeless address
- Name of School, phone number and address
- All Internet identifiers and all email addresses
Florida Department of Law Enforcement
For where to find this information, go to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement Florida Sexual Offenders and Predators website, where you will also have a search function to search for sexual predators or offenders that may live close to you.
Florida Law on Residency Restrictions
The Florida Statute 775.215 tells that anyone who is convicted of being a sexual predator or offender “may not reside within 1,000 feet of any school, child care facility, park, or playground. However, a person does not violate this subsection and may not be forced to relocate if he or she is living in a residence that meets the requirements of this subsection and a school, child care facility, park, or playground is subsequently established within 1,000 feet of his or her residence.” Additionally, Florida Statute S. 775.215 regarding the Hillsborough County as well as the City of Tampa both have the same municipal ordinances regarding sexual predators and offenders. According to these ordinances, predators are prohibited from living at the same address as well as from living “in a multifamily dwelling, two-family dwelling or duplex, manufactured or mobile home in a mobile home park, townhouse, apartment or condominium in which another predatory individual resides.” Hillsborough County Code s. 36-309.
There has also been established by the city and the county, safety zones in which predators and offenders are not allowed within or to loiter outside of. The zones include 300 feet away from “playgrounds and play facilities, YMCA and YWCA facilities and Boys and Girls Club’s facilities, libraries, parks, youth sports facilities, youth campgrounds, skating parks and rinks, public swimming pools, amusement parks, and public zoos… day care centers, video arcades, transient carnivals, transient zoos, or school bus stops.” Hillsborough County Code s. 36-307. It is from the outer property line that the ordinances are zoned from.
Although offenders and predators who are registered cannot come inside the designated safety zones, exceptions are given in the case of having to travel through these zones. Both the ordinances, laws and residency restrictions are supposed to protect the children; they also try to take away the temptation from sexual predators and offenders. If you have any questions relating to the residency requirements so you can ensure you do not break them, make contact with our knowledgeable lawyers to help you.