Sex Offender Information

Sex Offender Residency

Can I live in Fox Point if I have been convicted of a sex offense or am required to register as a sex offender?

The Village Board has enacted an ordinance restricting the residency for sex offenders with the intent of not imposing a criminal penalty but instead to serve the Village's compelling interest to promote, protect, and improve the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of the Village by creating areas around locations where children regularly congregate in concentrated numbers wherein certain sex offenders and sex predators are prohibited from loitering and residing.

The village ordinance restricts a registered sex offender from living on a property that is within 1000 feet of a Child Safety Zone. Additionally, no designated sex offender shall be permitted to reside in the Village of Fox Point unless the person was domiciled in the Village of Fox Point at the time of the offense resulting in the person's most recent conviction of a designated sex offender crime.

The village has created a residence board and petition process for people who may be disqualified under the ordinance to apply for an exemption. Please review the full ordinance for a complete description of the exceptions and process.

The full version of the ordinance, which lists all restrictions, exceptions, and definitions can be viewed in Chapter 670, sections 41-48.

Sex Offender Mapping

Under an agreement with the non-profit Family Watchdog, users of the state's Sex Offender Registry website can link directly to Family Watch Dog, where they can map the location of sex offenders within a certain distance from their homes or other locations. In addition, Wisconsin users can enroll in Family Watchdog's automatic email notification system, which will send enrollees a notice when the registry is updated with new information about a sex offender's move to a particular neighborhood. As part of the agreement, Family Watchdog will receive Wisconsin's registry data daily, so map and email notification information will be as current as the Sex Offender Registry Web site.