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Record Sealing Procedure

There is no fee charged for sealing if you are under the age of 26. 

Please print the “ Record Sealing Application ” which includes the Sealing Records Agency Contact List.  You may also pick up a hard copy of an application at the Juvenile Services Center.  Before submitting your Record Sealing application, make sure you have no pending Court matters that would cause the application to be disapproved. Please fill out the application completely. The application must include your name, date of birth, social security number and driver’s license number. Make sure you sign the bottom of the application. Please include all traffic and law violations in the space provided. Specifically include the names of police agencies that arrested or cited you. Be as complete and accurate as possible. ONLY AGENCY AND OFFENSES LISTED ON YOUR APPLICATION WILL BE SEALED . Once your record is officially sealed, the arresting or citing agencies as listed in the application will be directed to seal their records. "Once the Court has ordered the person's records sealed, the proceedings in the case shall be deemed never to have occurred, and the person may properly reply accordingly to any inquiry about the events, the records of which are ordered sealed." WIC 781.    

If you are over age 26, you will be charged an application fee.  Please contact 805-781-5352 for application fee amount. 

RETURNING THE COMPLETED APPLICATION

BY MAIL:

Send the signed and completed application to:

San Luis Obispo County Probation Department, 1730 Bishop Street, San Luis Obispo, CA  93401.

If you have any questions regarding an application, call: Juvenile Services Center (805) 781-5352, 8am-5pm Monday through Friday. 

Submit application along with any applicable non-refundable fee (cash, check or money order).  DO NOT MAIL CASH.  Make checks or money orders payable to:  Chief Probation Officer. 

IN PERSON:

You may turn in your completed application at the Juvenile Services Center located at 1065 Kansas Avenue, San Luis Obispo, Ca.   (Off of Highway 1 between San Luis Obispo and Cuesta College.) 

RESULT OF REQUEST:

After submitting your application, the Probation Department will prepare a Petition to Seal your records. The Court will notice of you the hearing date on the petition. Your appearance at the hearing is not mandatory.

Generally, the process takes two to three months because of the investigation process that must be done on your request for Record Sealing. You will receive a copy of the Sealing Order signed by the Judge if your Petition is granted or a copy of the Order for Denial if the Judge denies your Petition.