Approved Statewide Forms — Eviction Forms

 

The following forms have been approved for use by the Supreme Court Commission on Access to Justice and are required to be accepted in all Illinois courts. The forms are ADA accessible, and you can handwrite or type into the PDF form.

IMPORTANT: You will need Adobe Acrobat or free Adobe Reader XI or higher in order to save completed forms. Additionally, the forms work best if you access them using Internet Explorer as your web browser.

If you use Microsoft Edge, Chrome, Firefox, or Safari, do NOT fill out these forms directly within your browser. You MUST first SAVE or DOWNLOAD each form as a PDF to your computer before you start to fill it out. If you fill out a form on these browsers, you will not be able to save your progress.

E-filing: If you are e-filing any of these forms, you will need to "flatten" the form so it cannot be changed after you complete it. For instructions on how to flatten a form scroll to the bottom of this page.

Special Rules Regarding Starting Eviction Cases:

Illinois Supreme Court

  • Any eviction complaint filed in Illinois must have a certification attached indicating the landlord has followed the Governor's moratorium. For the full Supreme Court order and the certification form, click here.

Note: Governor's Executive Orders affect evictions in Illinois through February 6, 2021

  • Governor Pritzker ordered a new moratorium on eviction cases through February 6, 2021 (Read the Executive Orders here. The most recent one is 2021-01)
  • A landlord may not file eviction cases, unless the landlord serves the tenants with a written declaration that the tenant may fill out and return saying that they should be protected by the COVID Moratorium because they (1) fell behind in rent because of COVID, (2) expect to earn no more than $99,000 ($198,000 if joint return), (3) are using best efforts to make timely partial payments, and (4) would become homeless or have to double-up if evicted.
  • A landlord still may file an eviction case against a tenant who provides a written declaration or who isn't being evicted for owing rent if that person poses a direct threat.
  • It is illegal for a landlord to lock out a tenant without a court order.
  • For questions about evictions during this time, look for legal help in your area at illinoislegalaid.org.

For more information see Illinois Legal Aid Online's Housing, coronavirus, and the law blog. If you are a tenant facing eviction, go to https://covidhelpillinois.org/ for additional information and resources.

 
Eviction Complaint
Form Title
Notes
Suggestions?
Approved
08/20
Approved
08/20
Approved
08/20
Approved
08/20
Approved
08/20
Approved
08/20
Approved
08/20
Approved
08/20
Approved
08/20
Approved
08/20
Approved
08/20
Approved
08/20
Approved
08/20
 
Eviction Order
Form Title
Notes
Suggestions?
Approved
12/2017

You can flatten the form in one of two ways:

  1. If you completed the form in Internet Explorer as your web browser, select the "Print" button on the form, and when the "Print" menu pops up, choose "Save as PDF." Save the form to your computer and use this "flattened" form to e-file.
  2. If you downloaded the form as a PDF and used adobe to complete it, go to the "File" menu at the top, select "print", and choose "Adobe PDF" from the printer dropdown menu.  You will be told to save the form. Use this "flattened" form to e-file.
  3. Before you e-file any form you have "flattened," open the form to make sure it is not blank and looks the way you want it to look.