Welcome to the Seminole Tribe of Florida Sex Offender Website. The Seminole Tribe of Florida Sex Offender Registry is maintained by the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, which provides public information on sex offenders required to register pursuant to section 113(a) of the Sexual Offender Registration and Notification Act (S.O.R.N.A.) (codified at 42 U.S.C. § 16913). Section 113(a) applies to any sex offender who works, is a student, or resides within the reservation lands of the Seminole Tribe of Florida. A sex offender will be required to register with the local Sheriff’s Department within three (3) business days, pursuant to section 113 of S.O.R.N.A.
Below is a link to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement site that contains an interactive search map in order to locate registered sexual predators/offenders living in Florida communities. The Neighborhood Search function allows the user to enter any address in Florida and search for any registered sexual predators/offenders living within a one (1) to five (5) mile radius of the address entered. Also available to the public is a Florida Department of Law Enforcement site that allows citizens to receive automatic e-mail notification of sexual predators/offenders that move near a specified address. This address is entered by the user and allows for the public to more closely monitor sexual predators/offenders in their community. Please note that the information on these websites should not be used to injure, harass, or commit a crime against any individual named in the registry or residing or working at any reported address, and that any such action could result in civil or criminal penalties.
To search your neighborhood for sexual predators/offenders click on the link below.
Sexual Predator/Offender Neighborhood Search Map
To be placed on the automatic notification email system for sexual predators/offenders moving into your area click on the link below.
Sexual Predator/Offender Automatic E-mail Notification Service
For the Florida Department of Law Enforcement sexual predator/offender website, including safety tips and victim information and resources, click on the link below.
Sexual Predator/Offender Registry
To register as a sexual predator/offender please refer to below information:
1. Hollywood Reservation
Broward County Sheriff’s Office
2601 West Broward Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312
2. Big Cypress Reservation
Predators/Offenders residing in Hendry County
Hendry County Sheriff’s Office
101 S. Bridge Street, Labelle, FL 33935
3. Immokalee Reservation
Collier County Sheriff’s Office
3319 Tamiami Trail East, Naples, FL 34112
4. Tampa Reservation
Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
1800 Orient Road, Tampa, FL 33619
5. Ft. Pierce Reservation
St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office
4700 West Midway Road, Fort Pierce, FL 34981
6. Brighton Reservation
Glades County Sheriff’s Office
1297 East State Road 78, Moore Haven, FL 33471
Additional important information for sexual offenders and sexual predators is provided at the link below.
Sexual Predator/Offender Registry
Title I of the Adam Walsh Child Protection and Safety Act of 2006 (PL 109-248), the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (S.O.R.N.A.), was signed into law on July 27, 2006. The Act expands the National Sex Offender Registry. It requires that all states and tribes that decided to “opt in” participate in an integrated, uniform registry system. All law enforcement will have access to the same information across the United States, helping prevent sex offenders from evading detection by moving from state to state, reservation to state, state to reservation and/or reservation to reservation.
The Seminole Tribal Council passed resolution No. C-130-13,which authorized the Tribe to enter into a Memorandum of Agreement (M.O.A.) with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (F.D.L.E.) and various Florida Sheriffs' Offices. The M.O.A. enables the Tribe to utilize the State of Florida's sex offender registry database, public website, and public email notification system in order to implement the requirements of the S.O.R.N.A. in the Tribe's jurisdiction. That resolution also explicitly preserved the Tribe's status and authority as a registration jurisdiction under the S.O.R.N.A., and adopted as Tribal Law the substantive sexual offender registration requirements found in Florida State Statutes 775.21, 775.25, 943.0435, and 985.4815 as codified on the date of the adoption of the resolution.
This M.O.A. that the Seminole Tribe of Florida has entered into implements an effective system of resource sharing, information sharing, and intergovernmental cooperation. The M.O.A. was written and enacted in a manner that fully protects the sovereign interests and status of the Seminole Tribe of Florida.
Under the M.O.A., the Seminole Police Department is granted access to the State of Florida's sexual predator/offender registry database in the same manner as local law enforcement in the State of Florida, and may use the registry database in the implementation of the S.O.R.N.A. Because the State and the Tribe utilize the same database, each jurisdiction is immediately notified of any entry of new or updated data by the other jurisdiction.
The M.O.A. provides for the State of Florida to be responsible for initial registration and periodic re-registration as required by law of all sexual predators/offenders required to register within State or Tribal jurisdictions. The M.O.A. also provides for the Seminole Police Department to have the authority to conduct house checks of any sexual predators/offenders living or staying on Seminole Reservations and to conduct investigation(s) of any violation of the S.O.R.N.A. occurring on Seminole Reservations. Furthermore, the Seminole Police Department is responsible for certain community notification activities. A door-to-door notification of businesses and residences by the Seminole Police Department will be completed when either a sexual predator or a sexual offender resides and/or moves into any Reservation Community.
Under the Florida sexual predator statute the Florida Department of Corrections or the local jail with custody of a sexual predator/offender is responsible for initial registration of the sexual predator/offender with F.D.L.E. The Department of Corrections is responsible for initial registration of any sexual predator/offender in the custody of a private correctional facility within the State as well. If a sexual predator/offender who is required to be registered establishes or maintains a residence in Florida and is not in the custody or control of the Department of Corrections, a local jail, or a private correctional facility, the sexual predator/offender is required to register in person at the Sheriff's Office in the county in which the predator/offender establishes or maintains a permanent or temporary residence. See Florida State Statute 775.21 and 943.0435 respectively.