Registration - Time Period

Welcome to the Iowa Sex Offender information pages. The tabs below contain detailed information about Iowa Code and several other areas of interest. You can read the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page if you have questions about the site. You can view a map of registered offenders by clicking the "Web Stats" tab.

Time Period That an Individual is Required to Register

An individual required by law to register with the Iowa Sex Offender Registry must do so for a period of 10 (ten) years. The 10-year time period will recommence upon probation/parole revocations. Upon subsequent sex-related convictions, the registrant's registration period changes to lifetime or if a registrant is convicted of an "aggravated offense" he/she must register for life.