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Case Records
Please read A.R.S. § 13-911 in its entirety. These Info Sheets are intended to help those who are seeking to file a petition or have had a ruling on a petition to seal a criminal case record under A.R.S. § 13-911. Nothing in these Info Sheets supersedes what is provided in statute and does not restrict local rules and practice of a particular court in processing petitions.

A “Case Record” means all records related to your arrest, conviction and sentence for a specific offense. That includes:

  • Court records (but not Arizona Court of Appeals or Arizona Supreme Court records)
  • Department of Public Safety, Central State Repository records
  • Prosecuting agency records

Only the charges in a single filing related to a single incident are included in a case record. You must file a petition for each charge if charges were filed separately, or if the charges are based on separate incidents.

EXAMPLE: If you have 3 cases that were not consolidated with separate plea agreements, you must file 3 separate petitions.

You can only seal criminal case records in municipal, justice of the peace, and superior courts. You cannot seal case records in the Supreme Court or Court of Appeals even if your petition is granted.