How to Expunge Your Criminal and/or Juvenile Record
Kit updated 06/2020, CN 10557 (How to Expunge Your Criminal and/or Juvenile Record) page 6 of 36
STEP 3: File and Serve the Forms
Make three (3) copies of your notarized Petition for
Expungement (Form A), Order for Hearing (Form
B), and proposed Expungement Order (Form C).
The original and two (2) copies should be filed with
the court. Keep one copy of each for your records.
Form D - Cover Letter - For Filing
The Cover Letter - For Filing is a form letter that
describes to the Superior Court Criminal Case
Management Office the contents of your package
and the purpose of the enclosed forms. Fill in the
blanks on the Cover Letter (Form D) and attach the
Cover Letter to the originals and the two
photocopies that you are filing (keep one copy of
each for your records). Include two large self-
addressed envelopes with the appropriate postage
stamped on each envelope. These envelopes will be
used to send filed copies of your package back to
you. Mail this package to the Criminal Case
Management Office in the county where you were
arrested/taken into custody and/or where the
If you were involved in multiple cases in more than
one county, mail this package to the Criminal Case
Management Office in the county which has allowed
you to file for expungement of your entire record. If
you prefer, you may file this package in person. A
list of the Criminal Case Management Offices where
these forms should be mailed, along with telephone
numbers, appears at the end of this guide.
Step 4: Distributing the Filed Copies
One copy of the Petition for Expungement, Order
for Hearing, and the proposed Expungement Order
will be mailed back to you marked “Filed” and
assigned an “Expungement Docket Number.” The
Order for Hearing will also state the time and the
date for your hearing.
Immediately after receiving the filed copies from the
court, make at least seven (7) copies of the Petition
for Expungement, Order for Hearing, and the
proposed Expungement Order.
Mail one copy of each, immediately, by certified
mail, return receipt requested, to each of the
following government agencies that were involved
with your case(s):
• The Attorney General of New Jersey.
• The Superintendent of State Police,
• The County Prosecutor.
• The administrator of the municipal court if a
municipal court heard the matter.
• The Chief of Police or other head of the police
department where the offense was committed or
the arrest was made.
• The chief law enforcement officer of any other
law enforcement agency of the State that
participated in the arrest.
• The Warden or superintendent of any institution
in which you were incarcerated.
• The County Probation Division should be
provided a copy if you were granted a
conditional discharge, conditional dismissal,
enrolled into the Pretrial Intervention Program
(PTI), enrolled in a juvenile diversion program
(Juvenile Conference Committee or Intake
Service Conference), granted a deferred
disposition, performed community service, owed
fines or restitution or you served a term of
probation. If your case was transferred to
another county for supervision, you should send
the information to the original county probation
office and the county probation office where
your supervision was transferred.
• The Division of Criminal Justice, Records and
Identification Unit should be provided a copy if
your case was processed through the State Grand
Form E - Cover Letter - Notice of Hearing
You may use the Cover Letter - Notice of Hearing
(Form E) when mailing the copies to these agencies.
Fill in the blanks on the Cover Letter (Form E) and
attach the Cover Letter to each set of copies.
You should mail the copies of these forms right
away, because the law requires service or mailing
within five (5) days from the date that the Order
for Hearing was signed. Mail them at the post
office, by certified mail, return receipt requested
which can be done by electronic means (see Note
in box below).
Form F - Proof of Notice
After you have received the certified mail return
receipt cards or the electronic confirmation of
mailing from the post office, contact the Criminal
Case Management Office, and ask the clerk whether
the court requires that the proof of mailing be
submitted at or prior to the hearing. If proof is