Overview Description

A record relating to a matter where charges were not filed or referred to the juvenile court will be sealed immediately by the court. Ohio Rev. Code Ann. § 2151.356(B)(1)(a).

Ineligible Category or Citation

There is no statutory language regarding ineligible offenses.

Procedure General

The procedure is automatic. For more information on the procedure, see Ohio Rev. Code Ann. § 2151.356(B)(1)(a).



There is no statutory language regarding fees.


The records sealed will not include fingerprints, DNA specimens, and DNA records. Ohio Rev. Code Ann. § 2151.356(B)(1)(2).

The person who is subject of the sealing order properly can, and the court will, reply that no record exists with respect to the person upon any inquiry in the matter. For further information about the effect of sealing, see Ohio Rev. Code Ann. § 2151.357.

Waiting Periods

The records should be sealed immediately.

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