Expungements

When filing:
Petition to Expunge or Seal

GENERAL INFORMATION

1. You must fill out the correct Petition.
Petition to Expunge
Petition to Seal Arrest Record
Petition to Seal Conviction
Petition to Seal Felony Drug conviction and/or First Offender Drug Probation

2. To see if you qualify and to understand what Petition is right for you.
Please Contact:
State Appellate Defender
PO Box 5240
Springfield, IL 62705-5240
Toll free at (866) 787-1776
Website: www.illinois.gov/osad
Email: expungement@osad.state.il.us

3. Have your signature on the Petition notarized by a Notary Public.

4. File your original Petition and Order with the:
Circuit Clerk’s Office
400 West State St. Room 108
Rockford, IL 61101

5. Filing Fees to Expunge:
Circuit Clerk’s Fee: $30.00 payable to the “Clerk of the Circuit Court”

Illinois State Police: $60.00 per case payable to “IL State Police” in the form of personal check, cashier’s check or money order only.

6. Filing Fees to Seal:
Illinois State Police: $60.00 per case payable to “IL State Police” in the form of personal check, cashier’s check or money order only.

Pursuant to Illinois Statute (705 ILCS 110 / 1) the Circuit Clerk’s Office is unable to assist in the preparation of documents or give any legal advice.

Mailing Address: 400 West State St., Rockford, IL 61101
Phone: 1-815-319-4500 (8:00AM - 5:00PM CDT) 

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