The only way to positively link someone to a sex offender record is through fingerprint verification. Public notification of registered sex offenders is accomplished in several different ways. A sex offender who fails to comply with any registration requirement is subject to felony prosecution. However, it is your responsibility to make sure the records you access through this site pertain to the person about whom you are seeking information. This law requires adult and juvenile sex offenders to register with the local law enforcement authority of the city they reside in or, if the sex offender does not reside in a city, with the local law enforcement authority of the county they reside in. Effective September 1, , the Texas Legislature mandated specific information regarding a sex offender's home telephone number, social security number, drivers license number and any information required by DPS for law enforcement purposes not be open record. State law also permits local law enforcement authorities to publish some sex offenders in a newspaper, circular, or other periodical that serves the community the sex offender resides in. Please review the Sex Offender Frequently Asked Questions for more detailed information about sex offender registration in Texas. The information provided through this Web site is open record. If you feel there is an error on a sex offender registration record including address, please report the information to the local law enforcement agency that the Sex Offender has verified their information with. The verification agency is listed in the specific Sex Offender Registration information. Searches based on names, dates of birth and other alphanumeric identifiers are not always accurate. Further, every local law enforcement authority in Texas maintains a sex offender registry that contains information on all sex offenders registered with the authority. DPS cannot guarantee the records you obtain through this site relate to the person about whom you are seeking information. This database contains all information provided to Texas local law enforcement authorities by sex offenders required to register. Some local law enforcement authorities have established local websites the public can access to search for sex offenders living in their community. Neither the DPS nor the State of Texas shall be responsible for any errors or omissions produced by secondary dissemination of this information.