People with qualifying arrests and convictions may petition the court of their sentencing county for an expungement of their records. Below are the procedures for filing an expungement as well as the required forms. Besides providing procedures and forms, the Circuit Clerk's Office is prohibited from giving any legal advice.
The following forms can be used when petitioning to expunge a criminal record. Please note that one set of paperwork is required per incident. If you are filing an expungement on multiple cases you will need to contact the expungement clerk at 847-377-3380 for further instruction.
Please note that the clerk will not be able to determine your eligibility for expungement.
In substitute of the forms listed above the Illinois Supreme Court also offers forms and instructional information for the expungement process. Please note you cannot use both the Lake County provided forms (listed above) and the Supreme Court Approved Forms, you must choose to use one set of forms or the other. Forms and additional information information regarding expungements including how to determine eligibility can be found at www.illinois.gov/osad.