Overview Description

Records relating to a delinquency matter can be expunged at any time if the court determines that the expungement would yield a benefit to the subject of the record that outweighs any detriment to public safety and burden on courts and state agencies. Minn. Stat. § 260B.198(6)(a).

Ineligible Category or Citation

There is no statutory language regarding ineligible offenses.

Procedure General

In making a determination whether to expunge a juvenile delinquency matter, the court will consider several factors as outlined in subsection (b). Minn. Stat. § 260B.198(6).


There is no statutory language regarding fees.


A record expunged prior to January 1, 2015, cannot be opened or exchanged. A record expunged on or after January 1, 2015, is sealed and can only be opened, used, or exchanged between criminal justice agencies as described in section 609A.03(7a)(b). Minn. Stat. §§ 260B.198(6)(c), (d).

Waiting Periods

A petition can be filed at any time.


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