Sealing of Records

If you have a criminal record, you may be eligible to have your record sealed. Under Ohio law, you are eligible to seal your record if you have two or fewer convictions. There are many exceptions. You can read the Ohio Revised Code to see if you qualify.

If you would like to apply to have your criminal record sealed, you can consult the following materials for more information:

Sealing Convictions

You may also seal your criminal record if you have a dismissal. To learn more about sealing dismissals, you can consult the following information:

Sealing NON convictions

If you decide to file to have your record sealed, you must complete the Sealing of Records Application and the Sealing of Records Probation Worksheet.

Before filing your Application, read the Records Sealing Checklist to make sure you have completed all of the steps.

To file a Sealing of Records Application for a conviction, the filing fee is $50. To file a Sealing of Record Application for a non-conviction, there is no filing fee. If you cannot pay the fee, you may be able to ask for relief from the Court. The Self Help Center or the Clerk can assist you in this process.

When you are ready to file your Application, take your completed Application and filing fee to the Franklin County Municipal Court Expungement Window:

375 S. High St., 2nd Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Hours: 8am – 4pm

Note: The last application must be at the window by 3:30pm

If you have more questions about this process, visit the FCMC Self Help Center:

375 S. High Street, 6th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Monday – Friday, 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM