Utah Pardon Process

Pardon Process

If you have too many total cases, or have case types that are not eligible for expungement, it is possible that you might be able to obtain a pardon. Whether you are able to obtain a pardon is up to the Utah Board of Pardons and Parole. The Board has five members who are appointed by the Governor. You can learn more about them here.

While this is not a hard and fast rule, the Board of Pardons typically wants to see a person out of the justice system for at least 5 years before they apply for a pardon.

The first step to obtaining a pardon is to apply for an expungement and receive a denial letter from BCI. A link to the expungement application can be found here. If your income is 200% of the federal poverty line or below, Clean Slate Utah may be able to cover the cost of the $65 application. To see if you qualify for free assistance from Clean Slate Utah, visit their website to fill out the Clean Slate Utah intake form.

Rasa does not currently offer assistance with the pardon process. However, we’ve included some helpful links below that may help you get started:

Here is a link to the
Board of Pardons’ website.

Here is a link to the pardon application.

Here is a link to an instruction guide that can help you with the application.