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Expungements

Clean Slate

Governor Wolf signed Act 56 of 2018 on June 28, 2018 providing for the sealing of criminal records. For more information regarding this legislation, please see the helpful links below.

Act 56 of 2018: https://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/li/uconsCheck.cfm?yr=2018&sessInd=0&act=56

Press release from the Governor regarding assistance with Clean Slate: https://www.governor.pa.gov/governor-wolf-my-clean-slate-program-introduced-to-help-navigate-new-law/

Community Legal Services of Philadelphia: https://clsphila.org/mycleanslatepa

Criminal Case Expungements

  • PA Statute:  18 Pa.C.S.A. § 9122
    • Eligibility
  • PA Criminal Rules:  490 and 790
    • Contents of Petition and Order
    • Form petition available at the Unified Judicial System link listed below
  • FILING FEE:  $242.00 (plus an additional $5.00 automation fee if the case does not exist at the Common Pleas level) PA Statute:  42 Pa.C.S.A. § 1725.7 

Limited Access

  • PA Statute:  18 Pa.C.S.A. § 9122.1
    • Eligibility
  • PA Criminal Rule: 791
    • Contents of Petition and Order
    • Form petition available at the Unified Judicial System link listed below
    • FILING FEE:  $242.00 (plus an additional $5.00 automation fee if the case does not exist at the Common Pleas level) PA Statute:  42 Pa.C.S.A. § 1725.7 
  • AOPC Forms: http://www.pacourts.us/forms/for-the-public

Juvenile Case Expungements

  • PA Statute: 18 Pa.C.S.A. § 9123 
    • Eligibility
  • PA Juvenile Rules:  170 and 172
    • Contents of Motion and Order
  • FILING FEE:  $110.00 (plus an additional $5.00 automation fee if the case does not exist at the Common Pleas level)

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(See Statutes and PA Rules of Court for additional information)

We have a GUIDE packet available in the office for a fee.  Please contact our office at 215-348-6389.

Useful links:     

Office of The Clerk of Courts
Mary K. Smithson, Clerk of Courts
Natalie Litchko , First Deputy
Allen Toadvine, Esq., Solicitor

Bucks County Justice Center
100 North Main Street
Doylestown, Pennsylvania 18901 
Phone: 215 348-6389
Fax: 267-885-1371
cocassociates@buckscounty.org