Interstate Compact Offender Tracking System
What is this service?
The Interstate Compact Offender Tracking System (ICOTS) is a program that allows Defendants to relocate to other states and still be supervised. The Interstate Commission for Adult Offender Supervision (ICAOS) have the authority for Federal law and supersede any State law.
Who can use this service?
This service is available to any person under probation supervision convicted of a felony or certain misdemeanor offenses.
What is the process?
Step 1: Approval of Relocation
If your are interested in relocating, please discuss the relocation with your Probation Officer, prior to filling out the application. Once the application for relocation is approved, the Defendant will be provided reporting instructions for their new location and must report to the Probation Department in that State upon arrival.
Step 2: Information Sent to Receiving State
The information provided by the Defendant is then sent to the receiving state. The receiving State will then, in turn, investigate and determine if it is appropriate for the Defendant to relocate. During the investigation process, the Defendant may not travel to the state where they wish to relocate.
Step 3: Complete the Paperwork
The Defendant must fill out the proper paperwork and provide information needed to start the Interstate Compact Process.
Is there a charge for this service?
There is a $145.00 fee to start the Interstate Compact process.
When and where is this service offered?
This service is available throughout the year during regular business hours except during scheduled holidays.