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Board of Pardons

Overseeing all of Delaware's Pardons, Reprieves, Commutations of Sentence, and Executive Clemency.

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Procedure for Filing a Pardon Application

A pardon is an act of executive grace. Except as otherwise provided by the Delaware Constitution, or expressly by any provision of the Delaware Code or any court rule, an unconditional pardon fully restores all civil rights to the person pardoned. Such civil rights include, but are not limited to, the right to vote, the […]

How to Apply for an Expungement

To determine whether you are eligible for an expungement under 11 Del. Code § 4371 – 4375, you must contact the State Bureau of Identification (SBI). If you are eligible, SBI will provide you with a letter with further instructions. If you are not eligible, you will be directed to apply for a pardon. Juvenile […]


Pardon Forms: Pardon Application Packet(Contains all of the Pardon forms listed below) A list of the individual forms contained in the pardon application packet: Affidavit of Mailing Application Cover Sheet Biographical Information Checklist Criminal History Review Form Reasons for Seeking a Pardon Request a Hearing by Telephone due to Hardship Summary of Offense(s) Commutation Forms: […]