The Division Expungements and Information Processing offers these services:
- Provides dockets to other agencies, including the County Attorney’s Office, the Sheriff’s Department, Operation Backfire and court interpreters.
- Processes all expungements related to District Court criminal/traffic cases.
- Provides courtroom “recommenders.” A recommender reviews and inputs the recommendations of the county attorneys from the case file into the case management system.
Qualifications for Expungement
A case that has been dismissed or has been an acquittal may be considered for expungement no sooner than 60 days following the dismissal or acquittal of the case.
A petition for this type of expungement requires that a motion be filed on the AOC-497.2, the Petition for Acquittal or Dismissal with Prejudice Petition/Motion for Expungement. There is no filing fee for this type of petition.
A copy of the criminal record report must be attached. Criminal record reports can be obtained from the Administrative Office of the Courts for $20.
A case that was a misdemeanor or violation conviction may be considered for expungement no sooner than five years following the dismissal or acquittal of the case. The petition for this type of expungement requires that a motion be filed on AOC-496.2, Petition/Motion for Expungement (of Misdemeanor or Violation Conviction). The fee is $100 per case and must be paid when filed.
Acceptable Forms of Payment for Expungements
Payments must be made at the Criminal Traffic Division located on the first floor of the Hall of Justice, 600 West Jefferson Street, Louisville, KY 40202. Cash, certified checks, cashier’s checks, attorney’s checks and money orders are accepted. American Express, Discover and MasterCard credit cards and most debit cards are also accepted. Visa credit and debit cards are not accepted at the counter of any Kentucky Office of the Circuit Court Clerk due to Visa’s convenience fee policy.