Where Can Sex Offenders Legally Live?

February 19, 2014

In an effort to enhance public safety, increased restrictions are being placed on sex offenders. If you are labeled as a sex offender, one of the restrictions you might face is where you will live. Texas is one of the growing number of states that prohibit sex offenders from taking up residence in so-called “safe zones” which are places where children normally frequent.

According to the Texas Penal Code the current law requires that you live at least 1,000 feet away from places where children frequently gather in public. A few of these locations include:

  • Schools
  • Parks
  • Day care centers
  • Preschools