On July 25, 2005, the City of Winter Park enacted an ordinance relating to the residences of sexual offenders. To view this new ordinance, please use the link provided below. This link will open the file in a separate browser window.
Florida’s Sexual Predator’s Act The Florida Sexual Predator Act states that all Sexual Predators, who committed their offense on or after October 1, 1993, are subject to mandatory community notification and registration requirements. The legislation also states that sexual offenders released from from any sanction of the court or from the care, custody and control of the Florida Department of Corrections on or after October 1, 1997, are subject to community notification at the discretion of the Chief or Sheriff of a jurisdiction.
Sex offenders are defined in legislation by their conviction of certain enumerated sex offenses. While law enforcement is not mandated to notify the community on sex offenders, police chiefs and sheriffs may release criminal history information on sex offenders, and notify the public of that information at their discretion.
Additionally, both sexual predators and offenders must register with the state or local Sheriff, and the Florida Department of Safety & Motor Vehicles within 48 hours of release from prison or any change of address.
For further information and a listing on known sexual predators and sex offenders, in Florida, can be found by reviewing the Florida Department of Law Enforcement’s Sexual Offenders and Predators website.