The Collin County Sheriff's Office is making available a citizen-friendly, easy to use, sex offender registry for all of Collin County. This registry will enable citizens to search for the presence of registered sex offenders in proximity to their homes, places of work, schools and day-care centers. DPS oversees and coordinates registration for the state. All other sex offenders are registered by the law enforcement agency where they live. Citizens may confidentially register as many addresses as they like, at no cost. Failure to comply with sex offender registration laws is a felony offense. Offenders who commit "sexually violent" offenses most contact offenses must register for the remainder of their lives, even after completing community supervision or parole. Citizens may enter any address of interest to them, and see a map and listing of offenders within one mile of that address. For the express purpose of giving citizens a means of identifying sex offenders and protecting themselves against victimization, the Legislature has recently enacted law changes that give the public much more access to sex offender registration information. Sex offenders register with local law enforcement agencies, police departments or sheriff's offices where they live. Sex Offender Registration State law requires persons convicted of or placed on deferred community supervision for certain offenses to register as sex offenders. This information is being provided to the public in a form they can easily use any time day or night via OffenderWatch. Others some non-contact offenses may quit registering ten years after completion of their supervision terms, while some offenders in this classification register for the terms of their supervision only. If registrants move to other jurisdictions, they must register with local law enforcement agencies within seven days of their relocation. Persons living in the incorporated limits of a city in Collin County should also check with their local Police Departments to determine if Sex Offenders live in their area. Information obtained by these agencies includes basic descriptive characteristics, shoe size, blood type, vehicle information, employment information and offense.