The only way to positively link someone to a sex offender record is through fingerprint verification. Neither the Texas State University Police Department nor the State of Texas shall be responsible for any errors or omissions produced by secondary dissemination of this information. DPS cannot guarantee the records obtained through this site relate to the person about whom information is sought. Registration involves the sex offender providing the local law enforcement authority with information that includes, but is not limited to, the sex offender's name and address, a color photograph, and the offense the offender was convicted of or adjudicated for. This law requires adult and juvenile sex offenders to register with the local law enforcement authority of the city they reside in or, if the sex offender does not reside in a city, with the local law enforcement authority of the county they reside in. Like the information in the TXDPS database, state law makes most registration information contained in local registries available to the public. State law also permits local law enforcement authorities to publish some sex offenders in a newspaper, circular, or other periodical that serves the community the sex offender resides in. UPD obtains these records from the Texas Department of Public Safety, which maintains registration information submitted by criminal justice agencies. Extreme care should be exercised in using any information obtained from this website. The only way to positively link an individual to a specific sex offender record is though fingerprint verification. State law specifically makes most information in this database freely available to the public. Searches based on names, dates of birth, or other alphanumeric identifiers are not always accurate. This database contains all information provided to Texas local law enforcement authorities by sex offenders required to register. Some local law enforcement authorities have established local websites the public can access to search for sex offenders living in their community. Persons living in the incorporated limits of a city in Collin County should also check with their local Police Departments to determine if Sex Offenders live in their area. The verification agency is listed in the sex offender registration information. It may be used by anyone for any purpose.