You should read this General Information thoroughly before taking any steps to file your case or represent yourself in court. This is not intended as a substitute for legal advice from an attorney. Each case has its own particular set of circumstances, and an attorney may advise you of what is best for you in your individual situation. The Clerk’s office is prohibited by law from providing legal assistance or advice in these matters.
If you have questions or concerns regarding these forms, commentary, instructions and appendices, the use of these forms, or your legal rights, it is strongly recommended that you talk to an attorney. If you do not know an attorney, you may call the Lawyer Referral Services at (561) 687-3266 or St. Johns County Legal Aid at 222 San Marco Ave., St. Augustine FL 32084 at (904)827-9921 or toll free (877) 827-9921.
All instructions and forms distributed by the Clerk of Court are provided as a public service to persons seeking to represent themselves in court without the assistance of an attorney. These documents are meant to serve as a guide only, and to assist pro se (self-represented) litigants with their cases. Any person using these instructions and/or forms does so at his or her own risk, and the Clerk shall not be responsible for any losses incurred by any person in reliance on the instructions and/or forms.
Additional information may be obtained from Florida Dept of Law Enforcement at (850) 410-7870; website: Seal-and-Expunge
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NOTICE OF LIMITATION OF SERVICES PROVIDED:
THE PERSONNEL IN THIS OFFICE ARE NOT ACTING AS YOUR LAWYER, PROVIDING LEGAL ADVICE TO YOU, AND ARE NOT ACTING ON BEHALF OF THE COURT OR ANY JUDGE. THE JUDGE IS NOT REQUIRED TO GRANT THE RELIEF REQUESTED. THE PERSONNEL IN THIS OFFICE CANNOT TELL YOU WHAT YOUR LEGAL RIGHT OR REMEDIES ARE.
|Copies of court documents||1.00/page|
|Certification of court documents||2.00|
|Fingerprint Card (cash only)||5.00|
|FDLE NON-REFUNDABLE fee (money order or cashier check)||75.00|
|Clerk processing fee - Includes required certified copies of order to be sent to law enforcement agencies||54.00|
Forms that are needed for this process may be obtained from the links below or may be purchased at the Clerk of Courts office for $3.00.
- General Information and Guidelines
- Application for Certification of Eligibility
- Fingerprint Card
- Petition to Seal or Expunge
- Order to Seal
- Order to Expunge
READ ALL THE INSTRUCTION/INFORMATION BEFORE COMPLETING THE FORMS
DO NOT SIGN ANY DOCUMENTS THAT REQUIRES A NOTARY OR DEPUTY CLERK UNTIL YOU ARE IN FRONT OF THE NOTARY OR DEPUTY CLERK