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Sex Offenders

The Colorado sex offender registry includes only those persons who have been required by law to register and who are in compliance with the sex offender registration laws. Persons should not rely solely on the sex offender registry as a safeguard against perpetrators of sexual assault in their communities. The crime for which a person is convicted may not accurately reflect the level of risk. Some adults, including those convicted of only one misdemeanor offense, are omitted from the web site in accordance with state law. Juvenile offenders and one-time misdemeanor offenders are available at the police department. Offenders who have failed to register are not listed; please visit the Colorado Bureau of Investigations web site for a list of "failed-to-register" persons​.

Sexual crime can be a severely traumatizing event, leading to life-altering consequences for the victim. Colorado Law (Article 16, Title 22 CRS) requires persons convicted of certain sex crimes to register with the law enforcement agency having jurisdiction where they reside.

Sex Offender List

The Arvada Police Department provides a free copy of the City's sex offender list to anyone who asks. A brief form must be completed prior to obtaining the list at the Department's Records Unit, located at 8101 Ralston Road. This list is updated daily.  For more information, call 720-898-6920.

SOTAR (Sex Offender Tracking and Registration)

The City of Arvada has joined more than 80 participating law enforcement agencies that uses a Unified Sex Offender Registry System known as SOTAR. SOTAR is a convenient tool that allows residents to search for sex offenders registered in Arvada, and all other participating agencies, from a single web site.

SOTAR is a convenient tool that allows residents to view offenders..  State law prohibits the online posting of juvenile offenders and some adults, including those convicted of only one misdemeanor. Offenders who have failed to register may be listed here; they are also listed by the Colorado Bureau of Investigation.