Civil Rights Restoration Information

In the State of Florida, upon conviction of a felony, a person's civil rights are suspended indefinitely unless restored by the Clemency Board.  Loss of civil rights means you loose the right to vote, hold public office, serve on a jury and hold certain types of state job licenses.

Depending on your offense, you must wait until either five (5) or seven (7) years after completing your sentence or supervision to apply.  The list of offenses and specific requirements for applying for the restoration of civil rights can be found in the Rules section of the Office of Executive Clemency website.

All persons seeking the restoration of civil rights must submit an application to the Office of Executive Clemency.

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