Arming the Community With Information
California’s Megan’s Law arms the public with certain information on the whereabouts of dangerous sex offenders so that local communities may protect themselves and their children. The law also authorizes local law enforcement to notify the public about high-risk and serious sex offenders who reside in, are employed in, or frequent the community.
The law is not intended to punish the offender and specifically prohibits using the information to harass or commit any crime against the offender. It recognizes that public safety is best served when registered sex offenders are not concealing their location to avoid harassment.
Requesting Additional Information
Megan’s Law makes available to adults and their escorted minor children information on “serious” and “high-risk” sex offenders in their local community. The information on a registered sex offender includes:
Name and known aliases
Age and sex
Physical description, including scars, marks and tattoos
Photograph, if available
Crimes resulting in registration
County of residence
ZIP code (based on last registration)
You may also access the information for free at the Megan’s Law viewing station at:
Marin County Sheriff’s Office
3501 Civic Center Drive