Tennessee’s Sex Offender Registry began in 1995 as a result of the enactment of federal laws that required states to create and maintain
individual sex offender registries. Currently, Tennessee registers offenders who plead to certain enumerated offenses or equivalent offenses from
other jurisdictions, no matter the date of conviction, plea, or expiration of sentence. Offenders who do not meet Tennessee’s criteria, but
are required to register in other states, are also required to register under certain circumstances. All registered offenders are found on
TBI’s internet site, and the entries contain information released pursuant to Tennessee Code Annotated, ¤40-39-206. Sex offenders are
registered by local law enforcement or the Board of Probation/Parole; however, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is responsible for the
Registry website and for maintaining the original registration documents.
Click here to go to the TBI Sex Offender Website.
Please contact the Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office Sex Offender Unit if you have any information regarding discrepancies pertaining
to an offender living in Hamilton County. 423-209-6904 or 1-877-857-0897.
Sex Offender Registry
601 Walnut Street
Chattanooga, TN 37402
Phone: (423) 209-7198
Fax: (423) 209-7151