The primary responsibility of the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office Sex Offender Registry is to register convicted sex offenders as required by law. North Carolina General Statue requires those convicted of sex offenses or of certain other offenses committed against minors to register as a sex offender.  

Once a convicted sex offender is registered by the Sheriff’s Office, the general offender will receive a verification letter every six months and are required to report in person to the Sheriff’s Office. If the offender is classified as an aggravated offender or recidivist, they will receive their verification letter every three months.  

The registry office processes address changes and any other updates and documents the changes in the offender’s file.  

Our Investigators perform random checks to ensure the registered offenders are in compliance of the registry laws, investigate any complaints reported and charge offenders that are in violation of the law.  

The North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation takes certain information provided by the Sheriff’s Office and makes it available to the public via the Sex Offender Registry website 

Hours of Operation Monday through Friday 8:30am to 11:30 am and 1:30pm to 3:30pm for walk-ins and 8:00am to 4:00pm via phone, at the Cleveland County Sheriff’s Office located at 100 Justice Place in Shelby.  

New registration requires an appointment. Appointments can be made by calling 704-484-4787. 



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