Am I eligible for a Connecticut Pardon?

If you are not in prison, the following guidelines will make you eligible for a Full Pardon.

  • You are eligible for an Expungement Pardon three years post conviction for a misdemeanor.
  • You can apply for an Expungement Pardon five years post conviction for a felony.
  • You must be off of probation/parole
  • You cannot have any Convictions which were Nolled within the last thirteen months
  • You may apply for a Provisional Pardon any time after conviction.

What is the Board of Pardons?

The Connecticut Board of Pardons & Paroles is an autonomous state agency with support from the State of Connecticut Department of Correction. The Board possesses the authority to grant Pardons for criminal convictions and to grant parole to those deemed eligible and appropriate offenders in the community under supervision as a means of assisting successful transition into law abiding society.

Contact Information:

Connecticut Board of Pardons & Parole
55 West Main Street
Waterbury, CT 06702
Phone:203-805-6643

What type of questions will the Pardon Board ask?

The Pardons Application is a lengthy detailing of your life before and after your conviction that asks you questions about your criminal convictions, education, your work history and your life. It is to develop a bigger picture of who you are, since all of the Pardon Officers will need to know your background information regarding your convictions and your life post your criminal activity. The purpose of the application process is to highlight all that you have become so that the Pardons Officers can make a determination if you qualify. You can download our Pardon Prep Form to compile the answers to the questions on the Pardon Application in that it matches some of the fields on the Connecticut Official Pardon Application. We will require more information from you so we can make sure that the application is complete and gets you the best chance of success.

DOWNLOAD THE PARDON QUESTIONNAIRE