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Civil Asset Forfeiture

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. 

 You MUST first SAVE/DOWNLOAD each form as a PDF to your computer before you begin. If you fill out a form within your browser not using the downloaded copy, you will lose 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. You flatten the form in one of two ways:

  1. If you used Adobe Acrobat or Reader to complete your downloaded form, 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.
  2. If you did not use Adobe Acrobat or Reader (recommended), Your computer should designate file associated software that will allow you to fill in fillable fields within the forms. You will need to ensure that your files are flattened before e-filing. You will need to look for “Save as PDF” option. Depending on the software you use, this may be found in the print dialog box under your “Print” menu option.
  3. Before e-filing any "flattened" form, be sure to open the file making sure it is not blank, missing any filled in content, and looks correct overall.
 

Civil Asset Forfeiture

Form Title Notes
Getting Started Appearance  (Civil Asset Forfeiture) Approved
03/2021
How To File an Appearance (Civil Asset Forfeiture) Approved
03/2021
Appearance (Civil Asset Forfeiture) Approved
03/2021
Suggest Changes Additional Proof of Delivery (Civil Asset Forfeiture) Approved
03/2021

Hardship Motion (request to get your vehicle back)

Form Title Notes
Getting Started Hardship Motion  Approved
03/2021
How To File a Hardship Motion Approved
03/2021
Hardship Motion Approved
03/2021
Additional Information for Hardship Motion Approved
03/2021
Notice of Court Date For Hardship MotionApproved
03/2021
Order on Hardship MotionApproved
03/2021
Proof of Delivery (Civil Asset Forfeiture)Approved
03/2021
 See Appearance suite above for additional Appearance documents

Answer to Complaint for Forfeiture (Not Involving Drugs or Money Laundering)

Form Title Notes
Getting Started Answer to Complaint for Forfeiture (Not Involving Drugs or Money Laundering) Approved
03/2021
How To Prepare and Send An Answer to Complaint for Forfeiture (Not Involving Drugs or Money Laundering) Approved
03/2021
Answer to Complaint for Forfeiture (Not Involving Drugs or Money Laundering) Approved
03/2021
 See Appearance suite above for additional Appearance documents

Suggest Changes to a Form

The Illinois Supreme Court Commission on Access to Justice welcomes suggestions for changes which would improve existing forms. If you have suggestions for the Approved Statewide Forms, please fill in and submit below.