Sex Offender Registration & Tracking Unit (SORT)

What is SORNA?


The Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA) was created to help law enforcement to ensure the communities are safe by requiring anyone convicted, incarcerated, or on probation or parole as of July 1, 1995 for a sex offense to register as a sex offender. The Sex Offender Registry (SOR) Unit within each county agency is responsible for registering convicted sex offenders and making sure they maintain compliance with the New Mexico Sex Offense Laws. When a county sheriff's office updates a registration, the information is uploaded into a database where information on certain offenders can be viewed by the public.

The purpose of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act is to assist law enforcement agencies' efforts to protect their communities by:

  • Requiring sex offenders who are residents of New Mexico to register with the county sheriff of the county in which the sex offender resides
  • Requiring sex offenders who are residents in other states, but who are employed in New Mexico or who attend school in New Mexico, to register with the county sheriff of the county in which the sex offender works or attends school
  • Requiring the establishment of a central registry for sex offenders; and providing public access to information regarding certain registered sex offenders.

County and Tribal Sex Offender Registration

If a registered sex offender resides on State or Private land in the State of New Mexico they are required to register with the State at the County Sheriff’s Office.

If a registered sex offender resides on tribal land they are required to register with the tribal police department where they reside.

For a list of registered sex offenders who register with the McKinley County Sheriff’s Office please visit our website here

 For the Navajo Nation Sex Offender Registry Public Information site, please visit their website here

For the Pueblo of Zuni Sex Offender Registry please visit their website here

The Sex Offender Registration and Tracking Unit is available at 505 722-8514 24/7 or email

Registration is every Tuesday 7am – 5:30pm