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Laws Governing Sex Offenders in Colorado (2016)

Crimes, Corrections, & Enforcement

The purpose of this publication is to compile information on Colorado law related to sex offenses and sex offenders.  Included in this report is the following:

•     a listing of sex offenses in Colorado law;

•     information on the statute of limitations for sex offenses;

•     information on sentencing for sex offenses;

      •     a review of the provisions of Colorado's Lifetime Supervision of Sex Offenders Act;

      •     a review of sex offender registration requirements;

•     a review of statutory provisions on the availability of information about sex offenders in the community; and

•     a review of Colorado law and sex offenders residing in the community.

The information in this report is current through 2016 session laws.

Pursuant to HJR20-1007, the Second Regular Session of the 72nd General Assembly is Temporarily Adjourned until 10:00 a.m., Monday, March 30, 2020. 

COVID-19 Resources

Temporary Guidelines for Review and Comment Meetings

The legislature will meet in limited session on Monday, March 30th. The Capitol will be open for the duration of the session for those with essential business related to the session. The building will not be available for public tours. People without essential business are encouraged to access the session through the General Assembly website and Colorado Channel.  Anybody with essential business related to the session will be required to practice appropriate social distancing measures.