January 1, 2008 many changes became effective to the
sex offender registration laws in Ohio. Under this new law, offenders
will be classified under a three-tier system. The level has been
assigned base on the crime of which the offender was convicted. It
will require longer registration times for felons and mandatory community
notification for some offenders once considered low level.
Tier 1 - Offenders must register once per year for 15 years
Tier 2 - Offenders must register every 180 days for 25 years
Tier 3 - Offenders must register every 90 days for life.
To search the local registry and to receive e-mail alerts,
please use the following link:
For additional information, please contact the Williams County
Sheriff's Office at (419) 636-3151 during the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.,
Monday through Friday.