Sex Offender Registry


The Hall County Sheriff's Office Sex Offender Registration and Tracking (SORT) Unit performs several duties involving registered sex offenders and sexual predators living and working in Hall County. People who are convicted of certain crimes are required to register with the Sheriff's Office of the county in which they reside or are employed.

The SORT Unit ensures that any known sex offender that lives or works in the county registers with the Sheriff's Office within the allotted time frame required by Georgia law. The SORT Unit also checks residences and employment locations of the sex offenders to ensure that they are in compliance with Georgia law.

Sex Offender searches, notifications

The Hall County Sheriff’s Office uses OffenderWatch, a comprehensive registered sex offender management and community notification tool.  You may enter any address in the county and see real-time information on the publishable offenders within the specified radius of the address you enter.  You may confidentially register as many addresses in the county as you wish, and OffenderWatch will continuously monitor the addresses and send you an email alert if a new offender registers an address within one mile of any address you register.  

Sex Offender Watch - Click here to search for sex offenders within a specified radius of any address Opens in new window

To search sex offenders elsewhere in the state of Georgia, please use the GBI Sex Offender Search Tool.

Sex Offender Registration Policy

Anyone who is a sex offender and is required to register with the Hall County Sheriff’s Office must report to the location listed below in accordance with the laws of Georgia.

Registrations and offender status updates are accepted Monday through Friday, from 8 a.m. to noon, with the exception of holidays. Scheduling an appointment is preferred.

The sex offender needs to bring with them some form of photo identification and have all the required information with them. Failure to report to the Hall County Sheriff’s Office within the required times stated by law may cause criminal action to be taken. Furthermore, failure to report at the established times set by the Hall County Sheriff’s Office as stated above or failure to produce the required documentation or information at the time of reporting to the Hall County Sheriff’s Office may also cause criminal action to be taken. These times set forth by the Hall County Sheriff’s Office meet the time requirements of the laws of Georgia.

Sgt. Doug Matthews
Hall County Sheriff’s Office
2859 Browns Bridge Road
Gainesville, GA 30504

Records Unit - (770) 531-6877
Fax - (770) 536-0483