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How do I get a charge expunged from my record?
  • Only criminal charges are expungable when any of the following has occurred: acquittal, nolle prosequi, dismissal, absolute pardon, or an individual’s name used in error. 

Required Documents
  • An original Petition for Expungement, plus two additional copies
  • A certified copy of the charge(s) with the disposition of the charge(s) to be expunged, plus two additional copies
  • Cover sheet for filing Civil Actions
  • Expungement Order
  • Supplemental Information for Expungement Refund
  • Expungement Packet
  • Expungement Packet - Absolute Pardon 

The copies will be used for the following: 
A copy of the petition shall be served on the Commonwealth's Attorney. The Commonwealth may file an objection or answer to the petition within twenty-one (21) days after it is served. 

Filing Fee 
  • $96 (includes service fee). Fees must be paid by cash, certified check, money order or personal check (no starter checks will be accepted). Credit cards will not be accepted for the filing fee of the petitions for an expungement.

Filings may be submitted in person or by mail: 

In person bring your completed paperwork and filing fee to the third floor of the Clerk of the Circuit Court during normal business hours. Or send your completed paperwork, copies and filing fee to the address below. If filing by mail, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope so that we can return a copy of the petition and receipt for you to take to the sheriff's office to obtain your fingerprint cards. 

Send via U.S. Postal Service
Loudoun Clerk of Circuit Court
Attn: New Case Filing
P.O. Box 550 
Leesburg, VA 20178
Send Via FedEx, UPS, etc. 
Loudoun Clerk of Circuit Court
Attn: New Case Filing 
18 East Market Street
Leesburg, VA 20176

Setting a Hearing Date 
After the criminal history check has been filed with the court, a hearing may be set. It is your responsibility to confirm the fingerprint card and criminal history has been received by the court. Hearing dates for expungement cases are set on the Circuit Court Civil Motions day docket on the first Friday of every month at 2:00 p.m. 

An original praecipe must be filed with the Clerk of the Circuit Court file room no less than seven (7) days prior to the hearing date.

A copy of the praecipe must be mailed or hand delivered to: 

Commonwealth Attorney’s Office 
20 East Market Street 
Leesburg, Virginia 20176

*Please note that Court personnel are prohibited by law from giving legal advice. If you need assistance or advice, please see our Legal Aid and Links page here.
Contact UsKimberly Walker
Civil Division Manager

Lauren Permison
Civil Division Supervisor

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Physical Address:
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Attn: Civil Division
18 East Market St.
Leesburg, VA 20176
Mailing Address:
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Attn: Civil Division
P.O. Box 550
Leesburg, VA 20178

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