Where can I find information about sealing, vacating, and expunging criminal records?
Below are links to related information about court records and court forms:
- Court General Rule GR 15: Destruction and Sealing of Court Records.
- The online A Guide to Sealing and Destroying Court Records, Vacating Convictions, and Deleting Criminal History Records, located under the Informational Brochures heading on the Resources, Publications and Reports page of the Washington Courts Web site. A PDF version of the brochure is available for download from the web page.
- From the Washington State Court Forms page of the Washington Courts Web site, see:
Vacating/Sealing Records link under the Criminal Law heading. From this page, open the following document:
Form CrRLJ 09.0300: Vacation of Misdemeanor and Gross Misdemeanor Convictions - Information Sheet listed on the Court Forms: Vacating/Sealing Records page.
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