Texas Code of Criminal Procedure

Art. Art. 62.0045
Centralized Registration Authority


The commissioners court of a county may designate the office of the sheriff of the county or may, through interlocal agreement, designate the office of a chief of police of a municipality in that county to serve as a mandatory countywide registration location for persons subject to this chapter.


Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, a person subject to this chapter is required to perform the registration and verification requirements of Articles 62.051 (Registration: General) and 62.058 (Law Enforcement Verification of Registration Information) and the change of address requirements of Article 62.055 (Change of Address; Lack of Address) only with respect to the centralized registration authority for the county, regardless of whether the person resides in any municipality located in that county. If the person resides in a municipality, and the local law enforcement authority in the municipality does not serve as the person’s centralized registration authority, the centralized registration authority, not later than the third day after the date the person registers or verifies registration or changes address with that authority, shall provide to the local law enforcement authority in that municipality notice of the person’s registration, verification of registration, or change of address, as applicable, with the centralized registration authority.


This section does not affect a person’s duty to register with secondary sex offender registries under this chapter, such as those described by Articles 62.059 (Registration of Persons Regularly Visiting Location) and 62.153 (Registration of Workers or Students at Institutions of Higher Education).
Added by Acts 2009, 81st Leg., R.S., Ch. 566 (S.B. 2048), Sec. 3, eff. June 19, 2009.
Amended by:
Acts 2013, 83rd Leg., R.S., Ch. 1036 (H.B. 2825), Sec. 1, eff. June 14, 2013.

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