How Long Does a Sex Offender Have to Register?

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Registered sex offenders in Utah are governed by certain constraints regarding length of registration.

How Long Does a Sex Offender Have to Register?

For the following convictions*, offenders must register for 10 years following the date of termination of the sentence**:

  • Kidnapping
  • Voyeurism
  • Unlawful Sexual Activity with a Minor
  • Unlawful Sexual Conduct with a 16-Year Old or 17-Year Old
  • Forcible Sexual Abuse
  • Incest
  • Lewdness (4 convictions required for registration)
  • Sexual Battery (4 convictions required for registration)
  • Lewdness Involving a Child
  • Aggravated Human Trafficking
  • Custodial Sexual Relations (if victim was under 18 years of age)
  • Sexual Exploitation of a Vulnerable Adult
  • Sexual abuse of a minor
  • Attempting, soliciting, or conspiring to commit any felony offense listed above (or in the “life” list below)

**Two separate convictions of any of the above = lifetime sex offender registration

*Depending on the sentencing date, the registration length of any of these might only be 10 years for an individual (for those sentenced before laws changed).

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