Sealing of Arrest and Criminal Records Forms

This page will provide you with the instructions and forms necessary to Petition the Court to Seal a Criminal Record. Any person in interest (party to the case) may petition the District Court to seal records by filing a civil action in the county in which any arrest and/or criminal records are filed. A separate civil case must be filed for each court case record you want sealed, unless both a county court case (F Case) and a district court case (CR case) were established as a result of the same offense.

Denver District Court has specific requirements for filing Petitions to Seal Arrest Records and/or convictions. Please review filing information located on the Denver District Court website:


We are in the process of translating many of our forms in Spanish. You may find that some Instructions and Forms, for example Adoption, Adult and Minor Name Change, etc., are not translated at this time. All forms must be completed in English pursuant to Colorado law, see §13-1-120, C.R.S.
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Instructions: Revision
JDF 416 Instructions to File a Petition to Seal Arrest & Criminal Records     Word Version of JDF 416 PDF Version of JDF 416 R01/14
Form #: Form Name: Revision
JDF 417 Petition to Seal Arrest & Criminal Records   Word Template Version of JDF 417 Word Version of JDF 417 PDF Version of JDF 417 R01/14
JDF 418 Order to Seal Arrest & Criminal Records     Word Version of JDF 418 PDF Version of JDF 418 R12/12
JDF 419 Order and Notice of Hearing (Sealing of Records)   Word Template Version of JDF 419 Word Version of JDF 419 PDF Version of JDF 419 R04/14
JDF 435 Order Denying Petition to Seal Arrest & Criminal Records   Word Template Version of JDF 435 Word Version of JDF 435 PDF Version of JDF 435 R06/06
JDF 617 Certificate of Mailing (Sealing and Conviction Actions)     Word Version of JDF 617 PDF Version of JDF 617  06/09
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