OBERLIN, La. (AP) — The Allen Parish Police Jury has agreed to increase registration fees for convicted sex offenders living in the parish.

An ordinance adopted by the Police Jury on Monday will boost sex offenders' registration fees from $60 to $100 annually. A one-time initial fee of $400 will be charged for newly convicted offenders and those moving into the parish for the first time.

Sheriff Doug Hebert III says the parish will begin collecting the increased renewal fees on the next date of renewal for each registered offender or when a new offender registers for the first-time.

Offenders will face a $500 penalty for failure to pay the fees.