Process and Instructions
- Determine if you are eligible for a pardon.
- Read the Frequently Asked Questions section of the BOPP website.
- Obtain all documents outlined in the ‘Documents Required for Absolute Pardon Application’ section above.
- Compile any additional documents you with to include wish your Absolute Pardon Application. Please make sure documents don't have extensive formatting and special symbols.
- Ensure all documents you will be submitting with your Absolute Pardon Application are in one of the following formats: .jpeg, .pdf or .png.
- Apply for an Absolute Pardon by visiting the Board’s ePardons Portal below.
Once you begin your application, you will have six (6) months to complete it electronically.
Applications are processed continuously on a first-come, first-served basis. Due to the high volume of applications, applications will not be accepted in person.
All applicants deemed eligible for Absolute Pardon review will be contacted for a phone interview.
The State Police may not have every criminal conviction. If you were convicted of crimes that are not listed on the criminal history sheet, you must explain those convictions in your application. You are required to disclose out of state and Federal convictions as well.
Some motor vehicle convictions will affect your criminal record. This is especially true of Reckless Driving, DUI and DWI type offenses.
If you do not disclose a conviction in your application and it is later discovered by the Pardons Board, after you have been granted a pardon, your pardon may be revoked and you may be prosecuted for perjury.