Overview Description

Records relating to charges that were dismissed will be expunged upon petition when the person reaches 18 years of age. Or. Rev. Stat. § 419A.262(5)(a).

Ineligible Category or Citation

A person will be ineligible to petition under this section if the case was terminated before September 13, 1975. Or. Rev. Stat. § 419A.262(7).

Procedure General

The petition must be filed in the county where the person resided at the time of the most recent termination. Or. Rev. Stat. § 419A.262(1). For the specific procedure, see Or. Rev. Stat. § 419A.262.


There is no statutory language regarding fees.



Upon the entry of an expungement judgment, the contact that is the subject of the expunged record will not be disclosed by any agency. An agency that is subject to an expungement judgment will respond to any inquiry about the contact by denying the record exists. Or. Rev. Stat. § 419A.262(21).

A person who is the subject of a record that has been expunged under this section can assert that the record never existed and that the contact, which was the subject of the record, never occurred without incurring a penalty for perjury or false swearing under the laws of this state. Or. Rev. Stat. § 419A.262(22).

Waiting Periods

A petition can be filed after the person reaches 18 years of age.

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