To see if you are expungement eligible, please refer to the expungement timeline. (Expungement Timeline)

To file for an expungement you will need to do the following: 

  • Fill out the Cover Sheet (Cover Sheet)
  • Fill out the Petition for Expungement (Petition for Expungement)
  • Fill out the Order for Expungement (Order for Expungement)
  • Submit all three documents to the Hays Municipal Court along with a $100 filing fee. You can do this in person at our office or via mail (105 West 12th Street, Hays, KS 67601). No documents will be accepted if the filing fee is not included.

Please fill out each form completely. Any incorrect form will be returned. Please type or write legibly.

If you have multiple cases you wish to expunge, a separate cover sheet, petition and order must be filled out for each case, along with the $100 filing fee per case.

If a hearing is necessary you will be contacted. If not, a file-stamped copy of the documents will be returned to you. Upon the Judge and Prosecutor's approval, the order for expungement will be sent to the Hays Police Department, Kansas Bureau of Investigation and Kansas Department of Revenue (if a moving violation).

To obtain a copy of your original charges so you can properly fill out your expungement paperwork, you can request those from the Hays Municipal Court by filling out the following form: Request Municipal Court Documents

Should you have any questions, please contact the Municipal Court at 785-625-1070.