In January 2011, the City of North Richland Hills passed Ordinance #3125 which regulates the area where certain registered sex offenders may live.
Convicted/adjudicated sex offenders, whose victims were younger than 17 years of age, are prohibited from residing within a 1,000 feet protected area.
A person is prohibited from allowing a convicted/adjudicated sex offender, whose victim was younger than 17 years of age, to reside within 1,000 feet of a protected area.
While the ordinance will not regulate the daily movements of these offenders within the 1,000 foot safety zone, it does restrict them from residing within a 1,000 feet of a protected area. The 1,000 foot boundaries are established from property lines. Ordinance #3125 also indicates that nobody will be required to sale or dispose of any real estate as a result of the ordinance.