You must file documents with the clerk of court
in the county where the charge was dismissed.
You must file
one petition in each county.
If you have
dismissed charge records in more than one county, you must file one petition in
There is no deadline. You may file a petition at any time.
You must complete and file
one petition. The form number is
one petition form for
all of your
dismissed charge records in one county.
If you need more room to list more dismissed charge records in the same county, or you want to list
more arresting agencies, you must complete and file form
You can download the forms from the NC Courts website using the links in the "Forms and Instructions" list below. You may also get free forms at the clerk of court's office in any county.
Download or print the instructions for each county. See the "Forms and Instructions" list below.
There is no fee to file this petition
unless a charge was dismissed due to a deferred prosecution agreement
or due to a conditional discharge and dismissal agreement. Please see the information for each county. You may ask for permission not to pay the fee. Please see the information about that in the instructions.
If you also have not guilty decision records, click here. For your convenience, you may wish to file a petition to expunge
not guilty decision records at the same time that you file a petition to expunge
dismissed charge records.