(A) If a registrant registers a residence address, provides notice of a change of any residence address, or verifies a current residence address pursuant to section 3797.02, 3797.03, or 3797.04 of the Revised Code, all of the following apply:
(1) At any time after the registration, provision of the notice, or verification, the sheriff with whom the registrant so registered or to whom the registrant so provided the notice or verified the current address may contact a person who owns, leases, or otherwise has custody, control, or supervision of the premises at the address provided by the registrant in the registration, the notice, or the verification and request that the person confirm or deny that the registrant currently resides at that address.
(2) Upon receipt of a request under division (A)(1) of this section, notwithstanding any other provision of law, the person who owns, leases, or otherwise has custody, control, or supervision of the premises, or an agent of that person, shall comply with the request and inform the sheriff or designee who made the request whether or not the registrant currently resides at that address.
(3) Section 3797.12 of the Revised Code applies to a person who provides information of the type described in division (A)(2) of this section in accordance with that division.
(B) Division (A) of this section applies regarding any public or private residential premises, including, but not limited to, a private residence, a multi-unit residential facility, a halfway house, a homeless shelter, or any other type of residential premises.
(C) A sheriff may attempt to confirm that a registrant who registers a residence address, provides notice of a change of any residence address, or verifies a current residence address as described in division (A) of this section currently resides at the address in question in manners other than the manner provided in this section. A sheriff is not limited in the number of requests that may be made under this section regarding any registration, provision of notice, or verification or in the number of times that the sheriff may attempt to confirm in manners other than the manner provided in this section that a registrant currently resides at the address in question.
Effective Date: 08-03-2006