Juvenile Division

Sealing & Expungement

Follow the steps below to request a case be sealed or expunged.

Step 1
Visit the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) website to download the certificate of eligibility.

Step 2
Once you have obtained your Certificate of Eligibility from FDLE, download the Sealing & Expungement packet.

Step 3
File the following documents with the Clerk’s Office:

  • Original petition
  • Affidavit
  • Certificate of Eligibility
  • Proposed Order to Expunge or Order to Seal

Step 4
Send a copy of the documents in Step 3 to the prosecutor and arresting agency.

Be sure to keep a copy of all documents for your records.


The fee for sealing or expunging a record is $42.00, plus processing fees. An invoice will be provided once the order is received from the judge.

Forms of Payment

  • Cash (in person only)
  • Personal check, money order or cashier's check (payable to the Orange County Clerk of Courts)
  • MasterCard, Visa, Discover and American Express (a $3.50 surcharge will apply)