|Sealing of Arrest and Criminal Records|
These standard instructions are for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice about your case. If you choose to represent yourself, you are bound by the same rules and procedures as an attorney.
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: http://www.courts.state.co.us/Courts/County/Index.cfm?County_ID=3
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.
Sections with Spanish Forms
JDF 416 - Instructions to File a Petition to Seal Arrest & Criminal Records Download PDF Revised 07/16 Forms
JDF 417 - Petition to Seal Arrest & Criminal Records Download PDF Download Word Document Revised 07/16 JDF 418 - Order to Seal Arrest & Criminal Records Download PDF Download Word Document Revised 07/16 JDF 419 - Order and Notice of Hearing (Sealing of Records) Download PDF Download Word Document Revised 07/16 JDF 435 - Order Denying Petition to Seal Arrest & Criminal Records Download PDF Download Word Document 08/14 JDF 617 - Certificate of Mailing (Sealing and Conviction Actions) Download PDF Download Word Document Revised 07/16 If you would like to provide comments about this site, please contact us. Please note - By law, we cannot provide legal advice. Should you need additional assistance or forms that are not provided on this site, you may wish to consult an attorney.