Instruction for  Appying for a Juvenile Diversion Expunction

The following requirements must be met, pursuant to Section 943.0582, Florida Statutes, in order to obtain a juvenile diversion expungement of a criminal history record.
As of July 1, 2016, the requirement to submit the application within 12 months after completion of the diversion program has been repealed.  There is no longer a deadline for submitting the application.
  • Application – You may obtain an application for Juvenile Diversion Expungement by downloading from this website (link is at the bottom of this page), or by emailing the FDLE Expunge Section at, and requesting an application be mailed to you. Some Clerks of Court may also have application forms available.

  • Section A - Section A of the application must be completed.

  • Fingerprints -   The applicant must be fingerprinted by an authorized (trained, proficient) member of a law enforcement or criminal justice agency. The fingerprint form must include the applicant’s name, race, sex, date of birth, social security number (SSN)*, and signature, prior to submission to FDLE. An FDLE Fingerprint Form, FD 40-024, is supplied with the application packet. A fingerprint card can be used in place of the fingerprint form if the law enforcement or criminal justice agency is unable to fingerprint you on the fingerprint form provided.
  • Section B – The prosecuting attorney (from the Office of the State Attorney or Statewide Prosecutor for the county in which the diversion program was completed) must complete Section B, certifying that the applicant has successfully completed a prearrest or postarrest juvenile diversion program that allows for expungement of the record upon completion, as authorized by Section 943.0582, Florida Statutes.

  • Processing Fee – Effective July 1, 2016, the fee for the juvenile diversion expunction application has been waived. 

  • Eligibility requirements – Eligibility for a juvenile diversion expungement is conditioned upon the successful completion of a prearrest or postarrest diversion program authorized by Section 985.125, Florida Statutes, in which  the applicant’s participation was based on an arrest for a nonviolent misdemeanor, not involving domestic violence, as the term “nonviolent misdemeanor” is defined therein. You should also be aware that the term “expunction” as used in Section 943.0582 Florida Statutes, differs significantly in operation and effect from the term “expunction” as used in Section 943.0585, Florida Statutes.

  • A juvenile diversion expungement will not prevent you from applying for and obtaining a court-ordered sealing or expungement under Section 943.059 or Section 943.0585, Florida Statutes.
Special Note: All of the items listed above are required at the time that the application is submitted. If an item is missing or the application or fingerprint form is not completed, the application will be returned unprocessed.

Generally, juvenile records are confidential and exempt from public release.  FDLE’s limited authority to release juvenile records can be found in Section 943.053(3)(b)1, Florida Statutes.  That statute authorizes FDLE to release juvenile criminal history information from Florida sources only when the juvenile has been:

a. Taken into custody by a law enforcement officer for a violation of law which, if committed by an adult, would be a felony; or

b. Charged with a violation of law which, if committed by an adult, would be a felony; or

c. Found to have committed an offense which, if committed by an adult, would be a felony; or

d. Transferred to adult court.
Juvenile records that have been expunged or sealed are not subject to public release.

*FDLE asks that you provide your social security number (SSN). The decision to provide your SSN is at your option, but failure to provide your SSN may result in a delay in processing your application or request. If you provide your SSN, FDLE will use it for purposes of identification, and may disclose the information to other agencies for the same purpose Florida Statutes.  FDLE's request for your SSN is authorized by state law, Section 119.071(5)(a)2.a.II, Florida Statutes, because it is imperative for the performance of FDLE's duties and responsibilities.
Application for a Juvenile Diversion Expungement
Reasons for Denial of Juvenile Diversion Expungement