The Yancey County Sheriff’s Office Sex Offender Unit is responsible for registering sex offenders in Yancey County. They then subsequently monitor those sex offenders to ensure that they are abiding by the law.

The Sex Offender Unit is dedicated to keeping the public safe by making every effort to ensure that registered offenders do not re-offend. The unit is one of the most proactive sex offender units in the state as Sheriff Hilliard has a zero-tolerance policy for crimes involving sex offenders.

For more information on the sex offender registry, you can visit