Record restriction is a process that restricts eligible records on a person's official criminal history report from public view and makes them visible only to law enforcement for criminal justice purposes. Certain criminal history records can be restricted for non-criminal justice purposes including applying for employment or getting licenses.
Please use these links to access the forms and application
If my record restriction is complete, can anyone else see my arrest?
Record restriction removes arrests from the Employment level searches on the official Georgia Criminal History provided by the GBI. However, the case paperwork remains open. In order to seal the court paperwork, a petition must be filed with one of our judges to have the court paperwork sealed.
If my conviction is very old, can it be restricted?
Yes, if your convictions meet the criteria for restriction.
What misdemeanor convictions are NOT eligible for restriction?
You misdemeanor conviction cannot be restricted if it was for any of the following offenses: family violence simple assault, family violence simple battery, family violence battery, family violence stalking, violating a family violence order, child molestation, enticing a child for indecent purposes, improper sexual contact, public indecency, keeping a place of prostitution, pimping, pandering, sexual battery, obstructing or hindering a 911 call, peeping tom, any offense related to minors, certain theft convictions in violation of Chapter 8, Title 16, and serious traffic offenses.
Where can I file my restriction application?
Please contact GCPD Records at 157 Carl Alexander Way or by telephone at 912-554-7820.