How long do I have to remain registered with my tribe, and how often do I have to appear in person?
Policies around length of registration and required in-person appearances differ depending on the tribe. For example, both the Yurok and Washoe Tribes have three tiers of registration. If a person is categorized in Tier One, they must appear in person once every year for 15 years; Tier two offenders are required to appear in person once every 180 days for 25 years; and Tier three offenders are required to appear in person once every 90 days for life. If your tribe does have an in-person appearance requirement, you should check with your tribe to see where you need to make and record that appearance.
By maintaining a clean record, some statutes/ordinances allow a reduction in registration time periods if certain requirements are met (e.g., complying with all registration, monitoring, and treatment requirements, and by passing a polygraph test). For example, in the Washoe Tribe, a Tier One offender may have his or her period of registration reduced by 5 years if they maintain a clear record for 10 consecutive years.