After Nov 15, 2021 we will no longer accept applications for record clearance on this site.
Instead we’ll connect you to public defenders in each county to start applications.
Learn more about the planned changes

Reduce or dismiss your convictions

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Clearing your record can help remove barriers to new jobs, housing, and educational opportunities.

Clear My Record is a free, nonprofit, service for people with a criminal record in select California counties.

  • San Diego

  • San Francisco

  • Alameda

  • Solano

  • Contra Costa

  • Fresno

  • Santa Barbara

  • Santa Clara

See our full list of available counties

Why should you apply?

You can apply to clear multiple California convictions at once

Clearing your record opens doors to jobs, housing, and education

Our short, easy-to-understand application only takes 10 minutes

The Clear My Record team is here to support you through the process

Apply in three easy steps


Fill out the online application so attorneys can understand your history and collect your contact information.

Eligibility and next steps

In about 4 weeks, you’ll hear from each county. They’ll tell you what you qualify for and your next steps.

Receive decision

Attorneys will ask the court to clear your record and update you with the final decision and official documents.

If you have convictions in California, you're probably eligible

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