Application for a Pardon 05-14-2015

Help for Downloading and Filing an Electronic Submissions of a Pardon Application

Should I submit a submission electronically?

You do not need to submit your application for electronically. We advise you to do so only if you are really good with using computers, understand how to download a .pdf file, fill it out, save it to your desktop and print it.

Where is the Pardon Application (file) that I downloaded?

It all depends where you put it. However, if you didn't tell your computer where to put the file, it is probably in your downloads folder. Many people who use a computer share that computer with someone else. As a result the computer's "Downloads" folder (shown in the attached image) becomes clogged, and it becomes hard to find the file that you want.


Downloads Folder - Tiled

One way to find the file is to change the view on your file manager to "Detail" and sort by date.


How do I submit electronically?

Here is the process that we recommend: 


  • Download the application;
  • Fill it out;
  • Review and fix any mistakes; 
  • Save the application to your desktop, using your last name, first name the words "Pardon Application", and the date in the name of the file
  • Possibly review the application with your attorney, family member, etc. to make sure that it clearly explains why you deserve a pardon.
  • Make any changes that you feel will improve the odds of your application being accepted by the Board.  (Remember, the Board is made up of the Governor, the Supreme Court Justices, and the Attorney General. You want to make the best possible impression.)
  • Go to the last page of the application
    • Click on the gray Print a Copy button and print at least one copy for your records (two would be better)
    • Click on the yellow Save File button and save the file.  It's a good idea to include your last name, first name, the words "Pardon Application" and the date in the file name.
    • Click on the green Securely Submit button and follow the directions for uploading the file, and any continuation forms you may have downloaded and filled out.
  • Take the Waiver and Liability Release page to a Notary Public (some banks do this for free if you have an account with them) 
Last two pages of Pardon Application
  • Sign the Pardon Application in front of the Notary Public and have the Notary sign and notarize the form
  • Sign the Certification page 
  • Within 7 days, deliver the Waiver and Liability Release form and the Certification and Confirmation of Digital Signature pages to our Carson City Office., or mail it to us.  (Certified or Registered mail with a return receipt is suggested.)

What happens if I need more space than is in the application for a pardon?.

 Continuation  fileFor detailed information please see this page.

Quick Tutorial on How to Save a File 

This quick tutorial explains how the best way to save a file on a Windows™ system.