Expunction Procedure

Juveniles who have records with the Juvenile Department may apply for expunction of their records by completing an Application for Expunction. The following conditions must be met:

  1. At least five years have passed since the date of the termination (dismissal) of your most recent juvenile court case; and since the date of your most recent termination, you have not been convicted of a felony or a Class A misdemeanor; and no proceedings seeking a criminal conviction or an adjudication in a juvenile court are pending against you; and you are not within the jurisdiction of the court for any delinquent act or certain types of dependency petitions; and the Juvenile Department is not aware of any pending investigation of you by any law enforcement agency; OR
  2. The person is at least 18 years old and has never been found within the jurisdiction of the Court; OR
  3. If neither of the above conditions have been met, the Juvenile Court has authority to have a record expunged, if it finds it to be in the best interest of the person and the public.

Oregon law provides for certain records to be destroyed. See Oregon Revised Statute Chapter 419A for the complete statute that governs expunction of a juvenile record.

 

STEPS FOR SUBMITTING AN APPLICATION FOR EXPUNCTION

If you are able to come into the Juvenile Department in person:

  1. Go to the reception desk at 222 N. First Avenue, Hillsboro, OR 97124 and request an application for expunction.
  2. Fill it out and have it notarized on site.  Bring your state issued ID for notary process.
  3. The juvenile department will help with Page 2 of the form regarding referrals and dates upon request.
  4. Court staff will contact you if there are any questions/objections and will mail you the Final Order once the process is complete.
  5. The Expunction process does NOT involve a fee.

If you are unable to pick up the application from the Juvenile Department in person, you may download it from the Expunction Forms page of this website or call the Juvenile Department (503-846-8861) to have an application mailed to you. You will also need to fill out the required fields on the form and have it notarized. 

IMPORTANT: You must NOT SIGN the application until you are in front of the Notary with your state issued ID.  Return the application to the Juvenile Department - mail to the address above. Court staff will contact you if there are any questions/objections and will mail you the Final Order once the process is complete.