Sex Offender Registration & Tracking

The Sexual Offender Registration & Tracking Unit (SORT) is responsible for the registration of all sexual predators and offenders in Brevard County. The Unit also provides community notification and address verification of offenders and predators and investigates violations of the registration and statutory requirements.

Unit Contact Information

SORT
340 Gus Hipp Blvd.
Rockledge, Fl 32955

Phone: (321) 633-8407

Email: sort@bcso.us

New Requirements & Penalties

On September 1st, 2005, the Jessica Lundsford Act, significantly altered Florida’s Sexual Offender and Predator Registration Laws. It resulted in tougher registration requirements and increased penalties for violations.

Requirements:

Sexual predators and offenders must report in person twice a year to the Sheriff’s Office in the county in which he or she resides. Failure to comply with this requirement is a 3rd degree felony.

* Note: This requirement applies both to sexual predators and offenders who have been released from sanctions for their qualifying sex offense, as well as those currently under some form of supervision with the Department of Corrections.

Penalties:

Beginning September 1st, 2005:

  • Failure to correctly respond to an Address Verification letter from FDLE by the specified date is a 3rd degree felony.
  • Valid vehicle and employment information must be provided to law enforcement during Re-Registration. Failure to comply with this requirement is a 3rd degree felony.
  • Provides a criminal offense for anyone attempting to hide sexual offenders or predators from law enforcement officials. Commission of this crime is a 3rd degree felony.

This includes:

  1. Withholding information from, or not notifying, law enforcement about an offender’s or predator’s noncompliance and, if known, his or her whereabouts
  2. Harboring, attempting to harbor, or assisting another person in harboring or attempting to harbor offenders/predators
  3. Concealing, attempting to conceal, or assisting another person in concealing or attempting to conceal offenders/predators
  4. Providing information to law enforcement regarding offender(s)/predator(s) which the person knows to be false information

Individuals designated as Sexual Predators on or after September 1, 2005 must wait 30 years (from the date sanctions for the qualifying sex offense terminated) before petitioning a court to remove the designation. To qualify for relief, the Sexual Predator cannot be arrested for any reason (misdemeanor or felony) during the 30-year period and the relief must satisfy Wetterling Act requirements.