There's nothing stopping a registered sex offender from opening the door for your kid on Halloween — at least in New Jersey. So it's up to you, the parents, to keep children away from the riskier homes.

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New Jersey State Police maintain an easily-searchable database of those required to register under New Jersey's Megan's Law. Each offender's address and photo is available, along with information on the charges that got them on the list.

"You'll know exactly within your neighborhood, within close proximity to your home, what addresses you need to be leery of," Al Della Fave, a spokesman for the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office, said of the statewide registry. "There will be no lamb's blood above the door or any other signal to let you know."

The state's site also allows you to sign up for email notifications that will let you know when a convicted sex offender moves within a certain radius of any addresses you register.

To keep our kids extra safe, Della Fave said parents would be wise to accompany their children while trick-or-treating. Or at the very least, only let them go door to door while in groups.

In 2005, the state enforced a curfew for certain sex offenders on Halloween. They also were prohibited from answering the door for children.

New Jersey no longer has these rules in place. Other states have their own "no candy" laws that require registered sex offenders to post signage in their yards advising children to move on.

City-Data.com used the State Police information to produce maps of registered sex offenders in nearly every New Jersey town.

The list below only includes "tier 2" and "tier 3" sex offenders — the ones judged most likely to re-offend. Those in “tier” 1 are considered low risk of re-offense, and not included in these lists. Someone whose sex offense didn’t involve physical force, who didn’t have multiple victims and who didn’t go seeking them out is more likely to be in that tier.

There are also some towns not specifically listed in the City-Data.com breakdowns. To see the locations of registered offenders in those towns, search the State Police database.

 

Absecon, New Jersey
Allamuchy, New Jersey
Allenhurst, New Jersey
Alloway, New Jersey
Andover, New Jersey
Asbury, New Jersey
Asbury Park, New Jersey
Atlantic City, New Jersey
Atlantic Highlands, New Jersey
Audubon, New Jersey
Avenel, New Jersey

Barnegat, New Jersey
Barrington, New Jersey
Bayonne, New Jersey
Beachwood, New Jersey
Belleville, New Jersey
Bellmawr, New Jersey
Belmar, New Jersey
Belvidere, New Jersey
Bergenfield, New Jersey
Berkeley Heights, New Jersey
Berlin, New Jersey
Bernardsville, New Jersey
Blackwood, New Jersey
Blairstown, New Jersey
Bloomfield, New Jersey
Bloomingdale, New Jersey
Bloomsbury, New Jersey
Bogota, New Jersey
Boonton, New Jersey
Bordentown, New Jersey
Bound Brook, New Jersey
Bradley Beach, New Jersey
Branchville, New Jersey
Bridgeton, New Jersey
Brigantine, New Jersey
Brooklawn, New Jersey
Browns Mills, New Jersey
Budd Lake, New Jersey
Buena, New Jersey
Burleigh, New Jersey
Burlington, New Jersey
Butler, New Jersey

Caldwell, New Jersey
Camden, New Jersey
Cape May Court House, New Jersey
Cape May, New Jersey
Carlstadt, New Jersey
Carneys Point, New Jersey
Carteret, New Jersey
Cedar Grove, New Jersey
Cedarville, New Jersey
Chatham, New Jersey
Clayton, New Jersey
Clementon, New Jersey
Cliffside Park, New Jersey
Cliffwood Beach, New Jersey
Clifton, New Jersey
Closter, New Jersey
Collings Lakes, New Jersey
Collingswood, New Jersey
Colonia, New Jersey
Columbia, New Jersey
Cranbury, New Jersey
Cranford, New Jersey

Dover, New Jersey
Dumont, New Jersey
Dunellen, New Jersey

East Brunswick, New Jersey
East Orange, New Jersey
Eatontown, New Jersey
Edison, New Jersey
Egg Harbor City, New Jersey
Elizabeth, New Jersey
Elmer, New Jersey
Elmwood Park, New Jersey
Elwood, New Jersey
Englewood, New Jersey
Erma, New Jersey
Estell Manor, New Jersey
Ewing, New Jersey

Fair Lawn, New Jersey
Fairview, New Jersey
Fanwood, New Jersey
Farmingdale, New Jersey
Flemington, New Jersey
Florence, New Jersey
Florham Park, New Jersey
Fords, New Jersey
Forked River, New Jersey
Fort Dix, New Jersey
Fort Lee, New Jersey
Franklin, New Jersey
Franklin Park, New Jersey
Freehold, New Jersey

Garfield, New Jersey
Garwood, New Jersey
Gibbstown, New Jersey
Glassboro, New Jersey
Glen Gardner, New Jersey
Gloucester City, New Jersey
Guttenberg, New Jersey

Hackensack, New Jersey
Hackettstown, New Jersey
Haddon Heights, New Jersey
Haddonfield, New Jersey
Haledon, New Jersey
Hamburg, New Jersey
Hammonton, New Jersey
Hampton, New Jersey
Harrington Park, New Jersey
Harrison, New Jersey
Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey
Hawthorne, New Jersey
High Bridge, New Jersey
Highland Park, New Jersey
Highlands, New Jersey
Hillsdale, New Jersey
Hillside, New Jersey
Hoboken, New Jersey
Hopatcong, New Jersey
Hope, New Jersey

Irvington, New Jersey
Iselin, New Jersey

Jamesburg, New Jersey
Jersey City, New Jersey

Keansburg, New Jersey
Kearny, New Jersey
Keyport, New Jersey
Kinnelon, New Jersey

Lake Como, New Jersey
Lakehurst, New Jersey
Lakewood, New Jersey
Laurence Harbor, New Jersey
Lavallette, New Jersey
Lawnside, New Jersey
Lawrenceville, New Jersey
Lebanon, New Jersey
Leonardo, New Jersey
Leonia, New Jersey
Lincoln Park, New Jersey
Linden, New Jersey
Lindenwold, New Jersey
Little Falls, New Jersey
Little Ferry, New Jersey
Livingston, New Jersey
Lodi, New Jersey
Long Branch, New Jersey
Lyndhurst, New Jersey

Madison, New Jersey
Magnolia, New Jersey
Manahawkin, New Jersey
Manasquan, New Jersey
Manville, New Jersey
Maplewood, New Jersey
Marlton, New Jersey
Matawan, New Jersey
Mays Landing, New Jersey
Merchantville, New Jersey
Metuchen, New Jersey
Middlesex, New Jersey
Milford, New Jersey
Millburn, New Jersey
Millville, New Jersey
Monmouth Junction, New Jersey
Montclair, New Jersey
Morris Plains, New Jersey
Morristown, New Jersey
Mount Ephraim, New Jersey
Mullica Hill, New Jersey

Neptune City, New Jersey
New Brunswick, New Jersey
New Egypt, New Jersey
New Milford, New Jersey
Newark, New Jersey
Newton, New Jersey
North Brunswick Township, New Jersey
North Cape May, New Jersey
North Plainfield, New Jersey
North Wildwood, New Jersey
Northfield, New Jersey
Nutley, New Jersey

Oakland, New Jersey
Oaklyn, New Jersey
Ocean City, New Jersey
Ocean Gate, New Jersey
Ocean Grove, New Jersey
Ogdensburg, New Jersey
Orange, New Jersey

Palisades Park, New Jersey
Palmyra, New Jersey
Paramus, New Jersey
Passaic, New Jersey
Paterson, New Jersey
Paulsboro, New Jersey
Pedricktown, New Jersey
Pemberton, New Jersey
Penns Grove, New Jersey
Pennsauken, New Jersey
Pennsville, New Jersey
Perth Amboy, New Jersey
Phillipsburg, New Jersey
Pine Beach, New Jersey
Pine Hill, New Jersey
Pitman, New Jersey
Plainfield, New Jersey
Pleasantville, New Jersey
Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey
Point Pleasant, New Jersey
Pompton Lakes, New Jersey
Port Norris, New Jersey
Port Reading, New Jersey
Prospect Park, New Jersey

Rahway, New Jersey
Ramsey, New Jersey
Raritan, New Jersey
Red Bank, New Jersey
Ridgefield, New Jersey
Ridgefield Park, New Jersey
Ridgewood, New Jersey
Ringwood, New Jersey
Rio Grande, New Jersey
River Edge, New Jersey
Riverdale, New Jersey
Rochelle Park, New Jersey
Rockaway, New Jersey
Roebling, New Jersey
Roosevelt, New Jersey
Roselle, New Jersey
Rosenhayn, New Jersey
Rumson, New Jersey
Runnemede, New Jersey
Rutherford, New Jersey

Salem, New Jersey
Sayreville, New Jersey
Scotch Plains, New Jersey
Seaside Heights, New Jersey
Seaside Park, New Jersey
Secaucus, New Jersey
Skillman, New Jersey
Somerdale, New Jersey
Somers Point, New Jersey
Somerset, New Jersey
Somerville, New Jersey
South Amboy, New Jersey
South Bound Brook, New Jersey
South Orange, New Jersey
South Plainfield, New Jersey
South River, New Jersey
Spotswood, New Jersey
Spring Lake, New Jersey
Springfield, New Jersey
Stanhope, New Jersey
Stewartsville, New Jersey
Stockton, New Jersey
Succasunna, New Jersey
Summit, New Jersey
Surf City, New Jersey
Sussex, New Jersey
Swedesboro, New Jersey

Teaneck, New Jersey
Tinton Falls, New Jersey
Toms River, New Jersey
Trenton, New Jersey
Tuckerton, New Jersey
Turnersville, New Jersey

Union Beach, New Jersey
Union City, New Jersey
Union, New Jersey

Ventnor City, New Jersey
Villas, New Jersey
Vineland, New Jersey
Voorhees, New Jersey

Wallington, New Jersey
Wanaque, New Jersey
Waretown, New Jersey
Washington, New Jersey
Watchung, New Jersey
Wayne, New Jersey
Wenonah, New Jersey
West Long Branch, New Jersey
West New York, New Jersey
West Wildwood, New Jersey
Westfield, New Jersey
Westville, New Jersey
Westwood, New Jersey
White House Station, New Jersey
Wildwood Crest, New Jersey
Wildwood, New Jersey
Williamstown, New Jersey
Woodbine, New Jersey
Woodbridge, New Jersey
Woodbury, New Jersey
Woodland Park, New Jersey
Woodlynne, New Jersey
Woodstown, New Jersey
Wrightstown, New Jersey
Wyckoff, New Jersey
Yardville, New Jersey

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Contact reporter Dino Flammia at dino.flammia@townsquaremedia.com.

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