CLERK OF COURT & COMPTROLLER
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY, FLORIDA
The Expungement and Sealing Unit (ESU) of the Hillsborough County Clerk of the Circuit Court is here to assist you with the process of requesting the sealing or expungement of your criminal history record(s). Expungement is defined as removed from the public records per F.S. 943.0585. Sealed is defined as restricted access based on F.S. 943.059 or a court order. If you have questions or concerns about these forms, instructions, or your legal rights, it is strongly recommended that you consult with an attorney. If you do not know an attorney, you may contact the Hillsborough County Bar Association Legal Referral Service.
You need to first obtain a Certificate of Eligibility from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement.
Once you have a Certificate of Eligibility, you can complete the Petition to Seal/Expunge, Affidavit and applicable Order.
After you have obtained your Certificate of Eligibility and have completed the above forms, print and sign all of the required documents.
Submit the original certificate and signed forms to the ESU Department of the Clerk of the Circuit Court with all monies due.
Deliver your paperwork and payment in person to the Clerk of the Circuit Court at one of our locations.
Or by US mail to Clerk of the Circuit Court ATTN: ESU Dept. P.O. Box 3360, Tampa, FL 33601-3360.
A copy of your Petition must also be delivered to the Office of the State Attorney and the arresting agency.
To email ESU, click here.