Applying for a Pardon in Utah

Not all cases are eligible for expungement; however, there is another option that may be beneficial. Seeking a pardon in the state where your conviction occurred may the best solution to receive criminal record relief.

In order to apply for a pardon, there are certain requirements that may need to be met and certain application procedures that must be completed. This information can be found in great detail at

To be eligible for a pardon in Utah, five year must have passed since your sentence was terminated or expired.

To apply for a Utah pardon:

  • Obtain a Pardon Application by logging in online to the Utah Board of Pardons and Parole at, calling the office directly at 801-261-6464, or sending a request to:
    Utah Board of Pardons and Parole
    448 East Winchester Street, Suite 300
    Murray, UT 84107
  • Prepare personal statement
  • Letters of recommendation
  • Submit completed Pardon Application to the Utah Board of Pardons and Parole