Record Restriction/Expungement

Record restriction (or expungement) is a process that restricts eligible records on a person’s official criminal history report from public view and makes them visible only to law enforcement for criminal justice purposes. Certain criminal history records can be restricted for non-criminal justice purposes including applying for employment or getting licenses.

Please visit the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s website for applications and instructions.

For more information visit the Georgia Justice Project’s FAQs page on Record Restriction (Expungement).