Sealing & Expunging Records

Sealing a criminal record involves making a person’s criminal history inaccessible to the general public. However, city, county, state and federal government and agencies (including the police and military), will have access to review your criminal history records whether or not those records are sealed.

Expunging a record involves the court-ordered physical destruction or obliteration of a criminal history record or of a portion of that record.

It can be difficult to qualify to have a record sealed or expunged. Learn more about sealing and expunging criminal history records in Florida.

Visit the Florida Court Clerks & Comptrollers website to access criminal history and court information.

To find out if you qualify to have your record sealed or expunged, call the Public Defender's Office Redemption Hotline at 305.545.1616.