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Expungement Tool Kit

A criminal record creates barriers to employment, housing, and other opportunities. Getting an expungement—or “cleaning up” your record—means a person may honestly say that the arrest or conviction did not happen.

This website is a community resource that provides information and guidance on cleaning up your Utah criminal records.

Am I eligible?

Not everyone is eligible for expungement. Find out more.


Expungement Guide (Petition-based)

This is a step-by-step guide to the petition-based expungement process. This process is required to expunge records that will not qualify for automatic expungement.

The petition process is complicated and lengthy. This guide breaks down the process and includes all the forms you will need.


402 Reduction(s)

A “402 Reduction” is when the court agrees to change a conviction to a less serious degree. Sometimes this is required before you can qualify for expungement.


Clean Slate Utah

Some low-level records won’t require the petition process. “Clean Slate” will automatically expunge some records. No application or petition is required. This link takes you to Clean Slate Utah’s website where you can find out more.


For more information about other services not provided by our Office, please check-out the following:

Interested in an Occupational or Professional License
Interested in Expunging Juvenile Records
Interested in more information about opportunities to clean up your records in other states?
Interested in free legal assistance?