The purpose of this website is to provide information and provide you with a window on who we are, what we are about and how you can engage with us to build a safer community for you and your family. It is important that we are all informed and involved. We have been responsible for public safety in Pierce County since A person without a permanent residence in the state must provide the address where they plan on staying and must report to the sheriff in person once a week. I urge you to get informed about this issue and involved in what your Sheriff's Department can do and is doing about it. Today we are the second largest sheriff's agency in Washington State serving over , residents county wide including over , who reside in unincorporated county areas. If you have been charged with an alleged sex offense in western Washington, including Tacoma, an experienced criminal attorney can help. Contact us today online or at to schedule a free and confidential consultation. Whether in face-to-face meetings or in my monthly newsletter, I try to keep you informed about issues of community safety. Deadlines to Register People required to register must do so within three days of one of the following: It is the responsibility of citizenship: They must identify the crime for which they were convicted and the date and location of the conviction. A sex crimes lawyer in Tacoma with experience in the Washington legal system can help you understand your rights and obligations, review the circumstances of your individual case, and ensure that all registrations and notices comply with the law. Living under these requirements can be burdensome, and failure to register can result in further penalties. Penalties for Failing to Register Knowingly failing to register as a sex offender after a felony conviction is a class C felony, and a class B felony for subsequent failures.