Sex Offender Risk Assessment Levels
Tier III: (Red)
Generally, sex offenses punishable by more than one year incarceration, involving force, threat of violence or incapacitation of victim.
Tier II: (Yellow)
Generally, sex offenses punishable by more than one year incarceration, NOT involving force, threat of violence or incapacitation of victim.
Tier I: (Blue)
Generally, sex offenses that are NOT included in Tier II or Tier III.
Tier levels are based ONLY on the offense or offenses for which the person is currently registered and are used ONLY to establish how many times each year a registered sex offender is required to report IN PERSON to their Sheriff’s Office to update registration information. The Iowa Sex Offender Registry became law on July 1, 1995 and is found in Chapter 692A Code of Iowa. On or after July 1, 1995, an individual who has been convicted or adjudicated of a criminal offense against a minor, sexual exploitation, or a sexually violent crime or who was on probation, parole, or work release status, or who was incarcerated on or after July 1, 1995 is required to register. Registration does include individuals that have received a deferred sentence or deferred judgments and can include convictions from other jurisdictions such as other states and/or federal convictions.