- What crimes qualify?
- Is there a waiting period to seek expungement?
- What does it cost?
- How can I get assistance or more information?
Under certain circumstances, a person may be able to have their criminal conviction or charge expunged. When a person's record is expunged, they can legally say they have NEVER been arrested, charged or convicted of the crime expunged.
In Vermont, expungement is only available for qualifying crimes.
What crimes qualify?
Most misdemeanors and a few felony offenses qualify. Crimes such as a DUI, violent offenses and most felonies are not eligible.
Is there a waiting period to seek expungement?
It all depends on whether the State's Attorney agrees with the expungement request or not. If the State's Attorney does not object, then any qualifying crime can be expunged. If the State's Attorney does not agree to sign off on the expungement request, there are waiting periods depending on when convictions occurred and sentences were fully completed.
What does it cost?
There is a $90 court filing fee when a petition is filed. Fee waivers are available.
How can I get assistance or more information?
If you would like help to file a petition to have your record expunged, or would like more information, visit this website for information on expungements in Vermont. You should also contact the court in which you are convicted for further help. Five of the counties are listed below. For listings of other county courts, go to Vermont Judiciary website.
- Addison County
State’s Attorney Dennis Wygmans
Courthouse address is Addison County Courthouse, 7 Mahady Court, Middlebury, VT 05753
- Bennington County
State's Attorney Erica Marthage
Courthouse address is care of Wendy Dickie, COM, Vermont Superior Court 200 Veterans Memorial Drive, Bennington, VT 05201
- Rutland County
State's Attorney Rose Kennedy
Courthouse address is care of Angela Anderson, COM, Rutland Superior Court 9 Merchant's Row, Rutland, VT 05701
- Windham County
State's Attorney Tracey Shriver
Courthouse address is care of Richard Perra, COM, Windham Superior Court 30 Putney Road, Brattleboro, VT 05301
- Windsor County
State’s Attorney Ward Goodenough
Courthouse address is Windsor Superior Court Care of Dawn Hudson, COM
82 Railroad Row, White River Junction, VT 05001