Sex Offender Registry

Search Beaufort County's database by address, ZIP code or sex offender name

In South Carolina, the sheriff of each county is responsible for updating and maintaining their county’s sex offender registry. 

The database contains the name and address — as well as other relevant information — about any convicted sex offender who is required to regularly check in with the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office  as part of their sentencing agreement. 

The database allows you to search within a three-mile radius of any street address, by ZIP code or by a sex offender’s name.

Click below and scroll to the bottom of the page to accept the terms of usage.

Sex Offender Registry Coordinators

Staff Sergeant John Ferguson
843-255-3410
[email protected]

Sergeant David Wilkinson
843-255-3420
[email protected]

Did you know?

The Beaufort County Sheriff's Office Sex Offender Registry allows you to sign up to be notified if a convicted sex offender moves to your neighborhood or ZIP code.

To sign up for email alerts, click below and then scroll to the bottom of the page to accept the terms of usage. Once you have done that, select "Community Notifications" at the top of the page and enter your information there.
Frequently Asked Questions

Any person convicted of a sex-related crime.

To read more about what crimes are considered sexual offenses, click here and scroll down to “Article 7.”

Any convicted sex offender who is court-ordered to do so.

  • Name
  • Date of birth
  • Resident information
  • Temporary lodging information
  • Phone numbers
  • Social Security Number
  • Vehicle information
  • Photograph
  • Physical description
  • School information
  • Text of registration offense
  • Criminal history
  • DNA sample
  • Fingerprints
  • Palm prints
  • Driver’s license or ID card
  • Passport and immigration documents
  • Employer information
  • Professional licensing information
  • Internet identifiers
  • The name of the sex offender, including any aliases
  • The sex offense for which the offender is required to register and any other sex offense for which the sex offender has been convicted
  • A current photograph of the offender
  • A physical description of the offender
  • The address of the sex offender, including any information about where the offender “habitually lives”
  • The address of any place where the sex offender is an employee
  • The address of any place where the sex offender attends school
  • Vehicle(s) license plate number and description
 

Tier II offenses include most felony sexual abuse or sexual exploitation crimes involving victims who are minors, including the distribution and productions of child pornography.

A Tier II offender residing in Beaufort County is required to register with the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office every six months for as long as they live here. 

Tier III offenses generally encompass sexual assaults involving sexual acts regardless of the victim’s age; sexual contact offenses against children younger than 13; and nonparental kidnapping of minors.

A Tier III offender residing in Beaufort County is required to register with the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office every three months for life.

“Sexually violent predator” means a person determined by a court who has been convicted of a sexually violent offense; and suffers from a mental abnormality or personality disorder that makes the person likely to engage in acts of sexual violence if not confined in a secure facility for long-term control, care, and treatment.

If a person is required to register as a sex offender in their own state and is staying in Beaufort County for 10 days or more, they are required to register with the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office.

South Carolina law does not prohibit sex offender from having a social media account, or maintaining a presence online.

Restrictions against internet usage would have to be placed by the court at the time of sentencing, or a restriction while on probation.

Some social networking sites have policies against sex offenders maintaining an account on their platforms; please visit the specifics site’s help page for more information.

It is unlawful for a sex offender who has been convicted of any of the following offenses in this state to relocate to a residence within 1,000 feet of a school, daycare center, children’s recreational facility, park, or public playground:

  • Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor, first degree
  • Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor, second degree
  • Assault with Intent to Commit Criminal Sexual Conduct with a Minor
  • Kidnapping a Person under Eighteen Years of Age
  • Trafficking in Persons of a Person younger than 18 (except when the court makes a finding on the record that the offense did not include a criminal sexual offense or an attempted criminal sexual offense)


For exceptions to this, please click here and scroll down to Section 23-3-535.