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-- Legislative and Local: Fees and Charges --

The following (created September 2003) represents what we have learned so far , it is not to be considered complete, and you should check your local police agencies for the most up to date fees and charges, if any.

"COSTS" here are limited to financial. There are far more costs incurred than financial. At one point we thought we could document the costs incurred by offenders and their families, but it seems there is a never ending list. Probably the single biggest cost is moving, because it happens so often due to community notification.

Prior to community notification these costs were nonexistent. Best explained this way, in society everyone has opportunities available to them throughout their life. All one had to do was to go for it, whatever it is. Community notification takes away "opportunity" and replaced it with "burdens (financial for one)." Now without the help of employment or someone charitable person, these "new-burdens" eventually lead to homelessness and welfare rolls, and for many on "LifeTime Registration," -for a lifetime-.

Community notification is the best example of a law that is self-defeating, what it sought to accomplish, it does for a short period, then over the long run, it defeats its purpose. There is no effective way to keep track of the homeless.
--- Legislative or Local Fees & Charges ---
___Related to Registration and/or Community Notification ___
STATE: FEE/CHARGE: FREQUENCY: COMMENTS:
Arizona $100.00
$25new/10renew
$10new/renew
Annual
Driver's License
NonOperator's License
Source:Legislature (13-3827(H))
One or the other is required by registration.
Arkansas $250.00 Registration
$250.00 DNA
Upon Registration Source: Legislature
Source: The Morning News: In addition, ... , register as a sexual offender, pay a $250 sex offender registration fee, submit a DNA sample to authorities for cataloging and tracking, pay a $250 state DNA fund fee and pay ...

Colorado $60.00 for Pictures & Fingerprints Upon Registration Source: Legislature
16-22-108(6) Any person required to register pursuant to section 16-22-103, at the time the person registers, shall sit for a current photograph or image of himself or herself and shall supply a set of fingerprints to verify the person's identity. The person shall bear the cost of the photograph or image and fingerprints.

Florida $35.00 Driver's License Renewal or Re-Issue Unusual: Motor Vehicle Code requires registered sex offender to "RENEW or RE-ISSUE" their license when they change their name or change their address, AND it must be done within 48 hours. Other residents RENEW driver's licenses ONCE every 4 years. Source: Florida Department of Law Enforcement: As a Sexual Predator (Florida Statute 775.21) or Sexual Offender (Florida Statute 943.0436 or 944.607), I understand that I am required by law to abide by the following: 2. Within 48 hours after the initial report required as stated in paragraph #1, you must report in person to the driverís license office of the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles to obtain a valid Florida driverís license or identification card, unless a driver's license or identification card was previously secured or updated while under the supervision of Department of Corrections and there have been no changes to your address or name. 3. Within 48 hours, after any change of address in permanent or temporary residence, change of name due to marriage or other legal process, or when your driverís license is subject to renewal, you must report that information in person to the driverís license officer of the Department of Highway Safety and Motor Vehicles to obtain and maintain a valid Florida driverís license or Identification card.

Idaho $10.00 Registration Upon Registration Source: Legislature
Source: Latah County Sheriff's Office Records

Illinois $200.00 DNA
$20.00 Registration
$10.00 Renewal
DNA: Upon Conviction
Registration: When registering then annually
Source: Legislature 730 ILCS 150/3(c)(6)
Source: Illinois Attorney General's Office
Iowa $10.00 Registration Upon Registration
and ea Change of Address
Source: Legislature
Source: Sheriff's Office Scott County


Louisiana $60.00 Registration Upon Registration
and Annually
Source: Legislature RS 15:542 D The offender shall pay to the sheriff and the police department with whom he is required to register in accordance with this Section and in accordance with any rule adopted by the judges of the judicial district court in the jurisdiction with regard to indigency an annual registration fee of sixty dollars to help defray the costs of maintaining the record of the sex offender. He shall pay such fee upon the initial registration and on the anniversary thereof.

Maine $25.00 Registration Upon Registration
and Annually
Source: Legislature

Massachusetts $75.00 Registration Upon Registration
and Annually thereafter
Source: Legislature:Sex Offender Registration Fee: SECTION 13. .... Section 178Q. The sex offender registry board shall assess upon every sex offender a sex offender registration fee of $75, in this section called the sex offender registry fee. The offender shall pay the sex offender registry fee upon his initial registration as a sex offender and annually thereafter on the anniversary of the registration. ......

Michigan $60.00 DNA
$10.00
$10.00
$35.00 Registration (One time fee)
Upon Conviction
Driver's License OR
State ID
Source: Lansing State Journal
Source: Legislature (State ID / Driver's License: renewal every 4 years)
New York $50.00 Registration
$50.00 DNA
Upon Registration Source: State Comptroller's Office


Ohio $100.00 Sexual Predators; $50.00 Habitual Sex Offenders; $25.00 Sexually Oriented Offenders Annually Source: 6-16-2003: Coughlin's Sex Offender Fee Proposal Becomes Law
South Carolina $100.00 Registration Annually Source: Legislature
Tennessee $60.00 Registration Quarterly Source: Jackson Sun News Article
Utah $75.00 DNA Upon Conviction Source: Salt Lake Tribune



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