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Expungements and Sealing Procedures

1.   Petitioner is to complete the following 3 forms when filing for an Expungement or a Sealing of your

      A.   Request Form
      B.   Notice of Filing Form
      C.   Order Form.

2.   File your paperwork with the Circuit Clerk’s Office.  The original plus four (4) copies of the Request
      and Notice forms, and the original and one (1) copy of the Order are required when filing your

3.   Each Request that you are filing to be expunged or sealed will require a payment of $120.00.
      The $120.00 is made up of two separate payments.

      1.   $60.00 fee to the Sangamon County Circuit Clerk’s Office. Types of payment are cash
            (if filing in person), certified check or money order.

      2.   A Money Order made out to the Illinois State Police for $60.00.

4.  The Circuit Clerk’s Office will set a court date for your case. A court appearance may or may not be

5.   The Circuit Clerk’s Office will mail out required paperwork to all law enforcement agencies.

6.   Law Enforcement agencies have 60 days to file an objection.

  Helpful Documents

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Juvenile Expungement Information and Forms


Adult Expungement and Sealing Information/Forms

Read the How to Expunge or Seal a Criminal Record instruction booklet that comes with these forms.

If you have questions or need assistance you can contact the Office of the State Appellate Defender: Phone 866-787-1776

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ):  Expungements FAQ

Email at the Office of the State Appellate Defender:

Website of the Office of the State Appellate Defender:

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All fees collected by the Circuit Clerk are mandated by law.

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Springfield, Illinois 62701
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