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 sell or dispose of any real estate as a result of the ordinance.