For additional information or questions regarding the Sex Offender Registry please contact Cpl. Where does sex offender registration take place? Failing to register on time and registering with false information carry the same potential penalties. A The registry is under the direction of the Chief of the State Law Enforcement Division SLED and shall contain information the chief considers necessary to assist law enforcement in the location of persons convicted of certain offenses. Who is required to register as a sex offender? You could face hefty fines and more jail time. B For purposes of this article, a person who remains in this State for a total of thirty days during a twelve-month period is a resident of this State. A Any person, regardless of age, residing in the State of South Carolina who in this State has been convicted of, adjudicated delinquent for, pled guilty or nolo contendere to an offense described below, or who has been convicted, adjudicated delinquent, pled guilty or nolo contendere, or found not guilty by reason of insanity in any comparable court in the United States, or a foreign country, or who has been convicted, adjudicated delinquent, pled guilty or nolo contendere, or found not guilty by reason of insanity in the United States federal courts of a similar offense, or who has been convicted of, adjudicated delinquent for, pled guilty or nolo contendere, or found not guilty by reason of insanity to an offense for which the person was required to register in the state where the conviction or plea occurred, shall be required to register pursuant to the provisions of this article. E SLED shall remove a person's name and any other information concerning that person from the sex offender registry immediately upon notification by the Attorney General that the person's adjudication, conviction, guilty plea, or plea of nolo contendere for an offense listed in subsection C was reversed, overturned, or vacated on appeal and a final judgment has been rendered. D Upon conviction, adjudication of delinquency, guilty plea, or plea of nolo contendere of a person of an offense not listed in this article, the presiding judge may order as a condition of sentencing that the person be included in the sex offender registry if good cause is shown by the solicitor. F If an offender receives a pardon for the offense for which he was required to register, the offender must reregister as provided by Section and may not be removed from the registry except: Maintain sex offender files and databases. SLED shall develop and operate the registry to: When are sex offender registration deadlines?