Sex Offender Registry (SOR)
SBI is the agency responsible for maintaining the SOR for the State of Maine. The SOR houses the list of individuals required by law to register as either a 10-year or a lifetime registrant. The public can freely search for registered sex offenders online.
As soon as an individual convicted of a sex offense requiring registration is registered, electronic notices can be sent to all the appropriate agencies where an individual lives, works, or goes to school. All additions, changes, and closings made in the SOR are downloaded nightly to the public web site. This ensures that new registrations will show, expired registrations will be removed, and address changes will be displayed in a timely manner.
In 2006, Maine joined the National Sex Offender Public Registry as a participant. The public can make regional, individual state, or nationwide searches for individuals. If a Maine name is returned in the results, the link then takes the requester to the State of Maine's Sex Offender web site.