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Getting an Expungement


An expungement is the legal process of asking a judge to seal the court record of a previous criminal (or juvenile) offense. It is important to remember that, in Kansas, an expunged record is NOT destroyed. The police, FBI, immigration officers, and other public officials may still see sealed court files for certain purposes.

To view the statute that governs who does and does not qualify for an expungement, please refer to the website below.

The filing fee is $195 per case. If you need to find out the case number and division for your case, please contact mpreut@douglascountyks.org.

To begin the filing process, visit: http://www.kansasjudicialcouncil.org/legal-forms/expungement-adult  There you will find instructions for filing, and a list of the required forms.  When you are ready to file, bring your paperwork and the filing fee (check/cash/money order) to the District Court Clerk's Office in the basement of the Judicial and Law Enforcement Center.  Be sure to have your petition notarized beforehand, or if you would like the clerk to notarize it, bring your photo ID with you.  Once you've filed your petition, the clerk will direct you to the appropriate division to request a hearing date.  You will need to appear at the hearing and bring a completed order of expungement for the judge to sign.

Department Contacts

Name Job Title Phone Number Email Address
Douglas A. Hamilton Clerk of the District Court dhamilton@douglascountyks.org
Amber Ballard Supervisor / Jury Manager 785-832-5111 aballard@douglascountyks.org
Rachel Lavelle Supervisor 785-832-5255 rlavelle@douglascountyks.org
Evie Schlife Accounting Technician 785-832-5252 eschlife@douglascountyks.org
Beverly Sigafoose Juvenile Clerk 785-832-5253 bsigafoose@douglascountyks.org
Brian Garton Jury Clerk 785-832-5213 jury@douglascountyks.org
Cindy Winger Traffic Clerk 785-832-5231 cwinger@douglascountyks.org
Emily Krichati Domestic Clerk / Marriage License / PFA Administrative Assistant 785-832-5227 ekrichati@douglascountyks.org
Jordan Moore Records / Juvenile Clerk 785-832-5141 jmoore@douglascountyks.org
Kassandra Meyer Limited Civil Clerk 785-832-5257 kmeyer@douglascountyks.org
Michael Preut Criminal Clerk 785-832-5236 mpreut@douglascountyks.org
Stephanie Weeks Major Civil Clerk 785-832-5228 sweeks@douglascountyks.org
Brenda Hensley-Hughes Probate / Adoptions Clerk 785-832-5132
Rachell Orce Appeals / Small Claims / Liens Clerk 785-832-5254
Civil civil@douglascountyks.org
Criminal criminal@douglascountyks.org
Records courtrecords@douglascountyks.org
Jury Service Recording 785-832-5108