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Expungement and Criminal Records: State-Specific Information

Below you will find state-specific information on criminal records and expungement (where available online), from sources such as state judiciaries, attorneys general, and state police agencies.

Alabama Background Check System (Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center)
Alaska Criminal Records FAQs (Alaska Department of Public Safety)
Request to Seal Criminal Justice Information [PDF file} (Alaska Department of Public Safety)
Arizona Criminal History Records (State of Arizona – Department of Public Safety)
Criminal History FAQs (State of Arizona – Department of Public Safety)
Arkansas Criminal Background Check (Arkansas State Police)
California Clean Up Your Criminal Record (California Courts Self-Help Center)
Petition and Order for Expungement [PDF file] (California Courts Self-Help Center)
Colorado Forms: Sealing of Criminal Records (Colorado Judicial Branch)
Connecticut Connecticut Law About Criminal Records (Connecticut Judicial Branch)
Erasure of Criminal Records (CT Statute) (Connecticut General Statutes)
Delaware Expungement of Criminal Records (Delaware Code)
District of Columbia Sealing and Expungement of Records (Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia)
Criminal Record Sealing Act of 2006 [PDF file]
Florida Seal and Expunge Process (Florida Department of Law Enforcement)
Obtaining Criminal History Information (Florida Department of Law Enforcement)
Georgia Obtaining Criminal History Record Information (Georgia Bureau of Investigation)
Hawaii Expungements (Hawaii Attorney General)
Idaho Criminal History Information (Idaho State Police)
Illinois Expungement Information (Office of the State Appellate Defender )
Expungement: General Guidelines [PDF file] (Illinois Attorney General)
Indiana Limited Criminal History Search (Indiana State Police)
Iowa Criminal History Records (Iowa Department of Public Safety)
Kansas Criminal History Record Check (Kansas Bureau of Investigation)
Frequent Questions: Criminal History (Kansas Bureau of Investigation)
Kentucky Background Check Forms (Kentucky State Police)
Louisiana Bureau of Criminal Identification and Information (Louisiana State Police)
Maine Criminal History Records Requests (Maine Courts)
Maryland Expungement (District Court of Maryland)
Massachusetts Requests to Seal Files (General Laws of Massachusetts Ch. 276:100A)
Sealing, Expungements, and Pardons (Massachusetts Trial Court Law Libraries)
Michigan Getting an Adult Criminal Conviction Removed (Michigan Courts)
Minnesota What is Criminal Expungement? (Minnesota Judicial Branch)
Forms: Expungement of a Criminal Record (Minnesota Judicial Branch)
Mississippi Expunction (MS Statute)
Missouri Petition for Expungement of Arrest Records [PDF file] (Missouri Courts)
Montana Background Checks (Montana Department of Justice)
Nebraska How to find criminal history reports in Nebraska
Nevada Sealing Records After Conviction, etc. (Nevada Revised Statutes)
Sealing Nevada Criminal History Records [PDF file] (State of Nevada)
New Hampshire Criminal Records FAQs (New Hampshire Department of Safety)
New Jersey How to Expunge Your Criminal Record [PDF file] (New Jersey Judiciary)
New Mexico New Mexico State Central Repository for Criminal History (New Mexico Department of Public Safety)
New York Personal Criminal History Record Review Program (New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services)
North Carolina North Carolina Offender Information (North Carolina Department of Correction)
North Dakota Criminal History Record Information (North Dakota Attorney General)
Ohio Criminal Justice Information System (Ohio Office of Criminal Justice Services)
Oklahoma Expungement Questions (Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation)
Criminal History FAQs (Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation)
Oregon How Do I Clear My Juvenile or Criminal Record? (Oregon Courts)
Clearing Your Record (Oregon State Bar )
Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Access to Criminal History (State of Pennsylvania)
Rhode Island Criminal Information Search (Judiciary of Rhode Island)
South Carolina State Criminal Records Check (State of South Carolina)
South Dakota Computerized Criminal History System (South Dakota Division of Criminal Investigation)
Tennessee Order for the Expungement of Criminal Offender Record [PDF file] (Tennessee Supreme Court)
Texas Crime Records Service (Texas Department of Public Safety)
Utah Expunging a Record (Utah Courts)
Vermont Expungement-Sealing-Pardon Information (Vermont Criminal Information Center)
Virginia Instructions for Petition for Expungement [PDF file] (Virginia Courts)
Washington Criminal History Records (Washington State Patrol)
West Virginia Expungement of certain criminal convictions; procedures; effect (WV Statute)
Expungement of criminal record upon full and unconditional pardon (WV Statute)
Petition for Expungement of Criminal Records [PDF file]
Wisconsin Pardons, Etc.[includes links to expungement information] (Wisconsin State Law Library)
Wyoming Criminal History Checks (Wyoming Attorney General)

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