The Law

 

Registration is required under Virginia law, when convicted of:

 


 

Registration procedures and requirements are very restrictive and time sensitive. There is no Virginia State Police location, including its headquarters, that is open 365 days a year, so plan ahead.

 


Residence restrictions

If convicted of an offense occurring on or before June 30, 2006, there are no residence restrictions for any registrant.

Where the offender is more than three years older than the victim and is convicted in conjunction with abduction, kidnapping, burglary, intent to commit murder, rape, robbery, arson, larceny, assault and battery, aggravated malicious wounding, or other felony of:

  1. Sexual intercourse with a child under age 13
  2. Penetrating, or causing a child under age 13 to penetrate, the labia majora or anus with an animate or inanimate object
  3. Engaging in cunnilingus, fellatio, anilingus, or anal intercourse with a child under age 13

– when the offense occurred on or after July 1, 2006, registrants are forever prohibited from residing within 500 feet of child day center or a primary, secondary, or high school, unless the day care center or school was established within 500 feet of the registrant’s lawful residence after the conviction.

– when the offense occurred on or after July 1, 2008, registrants also are forever prohibited from residing within 500 feet of the boundary line of a county, city or town-owned and operated public park that shares a boundary line with a primary, secondary, or high school that is regularly used for school activities, unless the park was established within 500 feet of the registrant’s lawful residence after the conviction.