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Expungement May Allow You to Clear Your Past Criminal Record

June 15, 2018

See our web page about Sealing or Expunging Your Criminal Record in Vermont for information on this topic and how to reach us for help.


Old criminal records prevent many Vermonters from obtaining jobs, housing or educational opportunities.

If you have a past criminal conviction, or a charge that has been dismissed, you may want to figure out whether you can “expunge” your criminal record. Through the expungement process, the State of Vermont allows for specific convictions and dismissed charges to be wiped from your record after a certain amount of time has passed. There are a couple of different sealing or expungement laws, and the requirements are a bit different for each.

Expungement events are popping up around the state, and Vermont Legal Aid is helping.

In Bennington County:

  • June 20 from 12 - 6 p.m. at the Manchester Community Library
  • June 21 from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the State Office Building, 3rd floor, in Bennington

In Windham County

  • August 3 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the Brattleboro Town Hall, 2nd floor, Selectboard Meeting Room.

In Essex County:

  • August 11 and August 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p. m. at the Essex County Court House in Guildhall.

In Addison County:

  • October 12 from 1:30 - 4:30 at the Addison County Court House
  • October 28 from 2 - 4:30 at the Middlebury College Kirk Alumni Center

In Chittenden County:

  • Saturday, November 3 from 12 - 5 p.m. at Vermont Legal Aid, 264 North Winooski Avenue, Burlington, Vermont. 
  • Friday, December 14 from 2 - 6 p.m. at Winooski City Hall, Community Justice Center, 27 W. Allen Street, Winooski. Call 802-424-4701 for an appointment. See the event flier.

Learn more

See our web page about Sealing or Expunging Your Criminal Record in Vermont for information on this topic and how to reach us for help.