Sex Offender Registration

Sex Offender Registry

The County Sheriff is responsible under Ohio law for the registration of sex offenders. Sex offenders must register with the County Sheriff on scheduled periodic bases, which is determined by their sex offender Tier classification.

In addition, sex offenders must register with the County Sheriff any change of residential address, place of employment, or enrollment in a school or institution of higher education.


Tier I

Sex offenders must register with the County Sheriff at least once annually for a period of 15 years. In addition, must register any change of residential address, place of employment, or enrollment in a school or institution of higher education.

Tier II
Sex offenders must register with the County Sheriff every 180 days for a period of 25 years. In addition, must register any change of residential address, place of employment, or enrollment in a school or institution of higher education.

Tier III
Sex offenders must register with the County Sheriff every 90 days for life. In addition, must register any change of residential address, place of employment, or enrollment in a school or institution of higher education.
Note: Tier III sex offenders may also be subject to community notification, which means upon a change of residential address, the County Sheriff will provide notice to a neighborhood within 1000 feet of the sex offenders residential address. The County Sheriff will also provide notice to schools, registered day-care providers, and law enforcement agencies within the county.

APPOINTMENTS ARE PREFERRED FOR REGISTRATIONS.

OFFENDER REGISTRY

In order to maintain awareness of sex offenders living in your neighborhood, the Wood County Sheriff’s Office maintains a Sex Offender Registry as a public service tool. The registry will allow you to enter any local address. It will then provide a list of all registered Wood County sex offenders living within a one-mile radius within the boundaries of Wood County. If you are looking for information about a particular sex offender, registered in Wood County, the registry can help there as well.

Additionally you are encouraged to register to receive offender status alerts via email through our Sex Offender Alert System. Search Registry or sign-up for alerts.

When a sex offender registers with the Wood County Ohio Sheriff’s Office you will be alerted if the offender’s address is:

1. In Wood County, and
2. Within one mile of the address you have entered on your subscription.

Offender Watch

Contact Information
Deputy Isaiah Loar
Office: (419) 354-1412
E-mail: iloar@co.wood.oh.us