Court Ordered Registrants

State law mandates that all persons convicted of sex, drug, arson and gang offenses must register with their local law enforcement agency.

Registering After a Move

Each time a registrant moves into a new jurisdiction they are required to register with the new agency. If a registrant moves within the same jurisdiction they are required to report their change of address to that agency. Only residents of the City of Murrieta may register with the Murrieta Police Department.

In order to avoid unnecessary delays, registrants should verify they reside within the city limits. It is not the responsibility of the agency to make sure you are in compliance.

Be On Time

Registration is done by appointment only and registrants who show up late will be turned away. No exceptions.


It is the registrant’s responsibility to schedule, confirm and show up to their appointments. Registration must be completed in person with very few exceptions. If a registrant is dealing with extraordinary circumstances that may prevent them from registering in person, they need to contact the program coordinator to request alternative arrangements as soon as possible.

COVID-19 Update

The requirement to register remains in place during the COVID-19 emergency.

On May 7, 2020, Governor Newsom issued Executive Order N-63-20 encouraging law enforcement agencies to adopt telephonic, remote, or other procedures for registration and reporting requirements, which are consistent with State and local public health guidance regarding physical distancing.  The City currently provides such alternative registration and reporting options for all registrants requiring such arrangements.  However, in-person registration, which complies with State and local public health guidance regarding physical distancing, continues to remain an available option for registrants.    

If a registrant is 65 or older and/or has any limitations due to underlying health conditions (i.e. immunocompromised, chronic disease, heart or respiratory conditions, cancer, asthma, diabetes, hypertension, obesity, etc.) or other impacts related to COVID-19 that prevent the registrant from coming to an in-person appointment, please speak with the City’s program coordinator to discuss alternative arrangements.

Executive Order N-63-20 further provides that all provisions of the Sex Offender Registration Act and implementing procedures requiring sex offender registrants to appear in person, and provide fingerprints, signatures, initials, or photographs, are suspended for 60 days.  All other registration and reporting requirements under the Sex Offender Registration Act remain in place.