Florida Commission on Offender Review (Seal) State of Florida - In God We Trust

Tena M. Pate
Chair

Florida Commission on Offender Review

(formerly Florida Parole Commission)


Ensuring public safety and providing victim assistance through the post prison release process.

(850) 922-0000

Clemency

Overview
Office of Executive Clemency
Search for Rights Already Granted / Print Certificate
Apply for Restoration of Civil Rights (RCR), Pardon, Firearm Authority & Other Forms of Clemency
Historical Information
Frequently Asked Questions

Clemency

Applying for Restoration of Civil Rights (RCR), Pardon, Firearm Authority, and Other Forms of Clemency

When an application for any form of clemency is received in the Office of Executive Clemency, it is screened for eligibility regarding the required time frames for the various offenses and the accompanying required certified court documents are reviewed. 

If applicant is found eligible, the application is forwarded to the investigative phase of the process in the Office of Clemency Investigations.  Cases are then assigned to examiners in the field offices on a first-in, first-out basis. 

If the Office of Executive Clemency determines that an application does not meet the requirements, the applicant is advised of the disqualifying issues and guidance provided as to the next step. After the investigation and the report is prepared, the eligible application is forwarded to the Clemency Board for a decision. 

If granted, the applicant is mailed a certificate of Restoration of Civil Rights.

Under the Florida Constitution, a convicted felon cannot vote, serve on a jury, or hold public office until civil rights have been restored.

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For more information on the eligibility criteria for each form of clemency (Rule 5.) read the "Rules of Executive Clemency."

Contact the Office of Executive Clemency

Toll Free: 1-800-435-8286
Phone: (850) 488-2952
Fax: (850) 488-0695
Email: ClemencyWeb@fcor.state.fl.us 

The Office of Executive Clemency
Florida Commission on Offender Review
4070 Esplanade Way
Tallahassee, FL 32399-2450