| ARS 13-3824, B Sex offenders convicted of dangerous crimes against children are prohibited from living within 1,000 feet of a private or public school (kindergarten through 12th grade) or a child-care facility. This does not apply to sex offenders on probation, minors or offenders living at an address before the school or child-care facility was established.
| ARS 13-3727 Apartment owners are prohibited from renting more than 10 percent of units to convicted sex offenders.
| ARS 13-3827 If the sex offender is homeless or does not have a permanent residence, the offender must register as transient every 90 days with the sheriff’s office, providing a “description and physical location of any temporary residence.” | ARS 13-3821, I | ARS 13-3821, A Sex offenders must update their registration every year with the state Motor Vehicle Division, which is supposed to send daily address updates to DPS.
Those who do not comply with this requirement are guilty of a Class 6 felony.
A web of federal, state and local laws and policies guide how Arizona sex offenders are registered, how the public is notified and which agencies are involved.
Federal: The Jacob Wetterling Crimes Against Children and Sexually Violent Offender Registration Act of 1994 sets up basic standards for sex-offender registration, requiring states to track sex offenders and confirm their residence every year for 10 years after they are released.
Sex offenders registered to street corners and sleeping there are in technical violation of these ordinances.
However, if they are under state or county supervision, not sleeping at a designated street corner could violate terms of their supervision, making the ordinances largely unenforced. Department of Justice; Phoenix Police Department; Maricopa County Adult Probation Department; and Arizona Departments of Corrections and Public Safety.
| ARS 13-3825, F The state DPS maintains an online database of Level 2 and Level 3 sex offenders.
The Corrections Department also helps update registration information maintained by the sheriff’s office.
It also requires those convicted of sexually violent acts to verify their residences quarterly for life. It made sex-offender registration information public and created guidelines for community notification.