Instructions for Filing Request to Seal Criminal Records


to Expunge and Impound Criminal Records

Contact the Illinois State Police Appellate Defenders Office at (866) 787-1776 or email for the Expungement Forms.

Expungement and Sealing - State Appellate Defender

Deliver to the Circuit Clerk a certified check, personal check (local bank) or money order made payable to the Circuit Clerk or cash in the amount of $60.00 (per case) along with completed Expungement forms for the Circuit Clerk to file.

There is a State Police fee of $60.00 that can be paid by personal check or money order made payable to the Illinois State Police (per case). If the petition is denied your fee to the State Police will be returned to you.

Approved Statewide Forms - Expungement and Sealing