LANSING. The Michigan State Police (MSP) reminds registered Tier 3 sex
offenders that the 15-day address verification begins April 1. During
this period, state law requires all Tier 3 registered offenders to
report in person to their local law enforcement agency, sheriff’s
office, or nearest MSP post to verify their address.
The Michigan Sex Offenders Registration Act requires Tier 1 offenders
to verify their address annually, during the first 15 days of January.
Tier 2 offenders must verify their address semi-annually, during the
first 15 days of January and July. Tier 3 offenders must verify their
address quarterly, during the first 15 days of January, April, July and
October. Failure to do so carries a penalty of up to two years of
All registered sex offenders must also report a change of name,
address, employment, campus enrollment, internet identifiers and vehicle
within three business days of any change. Failure to do so is four-year
The Sex Offenders Registration Act allows for the arrest of an offender
who is not in compliance with the Act’s reporting requirements.
Violators may be arrested during a traffic stop or any other contact
with law enforcement. Additionally, law enforcement agencies conduct
random address checks to verify offender compliance.