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The Porter County Sheriff's Office is pleased to provide OffenderWatch® for the citizens of Porter County. OffenderWatch® is the nation's leading registered sex offender management and community notification tool with hundreds of leading agencies in dozens of states utilizing it. Porter County's law enforcement utilizes OffenderWatch® to manage and monitor the whereabouts, conduct and compliance status of the registered offenders in Porter County. OffenderWatch® provides the most accurate and timely information available and now this information is available to you!

OffenderWatch® is updated instantaneously throughout the day as offender addresses and other offender information is updated in our office. You may enter any address in the county and see real-time information on the publishable offenders within the specified radius of the address you enter.

Offenders move frequently, so instead of having to check the maps on a weekly basis, the best way to stay informed is to take advantage of our free email alert system. You may confidentially register as many addresses in the county as you wish, and we will continuously monitor the addresses and send you an email alert if a new offender registers an address within one mile of any address you register. There is no cost for this service and no limit to the number of addresses you can register - your email address and physical addresses are all confidential. Tell your friends and neighbors and be sure to register your home, school, work, gym, day care, park, soccer field, parents or children's homes - any address of interest to you!


Sex Offenders State Statute Registration Fees

The Porter County Sheriff's Office, as of May 1st 2008 will begin the collection of fees from sexual and violent offenders who are required by Indiana State Statute to register with the Sheriff's Department between the hours of 8:30 am and 3:30 pm.

The fees are as follows,

$50.00 annual registration fee

$5.00 change of address fee

These fees are governed by Indiana State Statute and Porter County Ordinance 08-01


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