Eviction | State of Illinois Office of the Illinois Courts
Approved Statewide Forms — Eviction
The Supreme Court Commission on Access to Justice has approved the following forms. All Illinois Courts must accept these forms.
Scroll down below the chart for important information on how to fill out these forms, including the need for Adobe and downloading forms to save them properly so that you can electronically file them.
Help with rent, legal aid, and mediation services are available
- Rental assistance programs are now accepting applications. Tenants and landlords may apply for grants of up to $25,000 for missed rent payments and utilities and three months of future payments.
- Programs for funding BEFORE an eviction case is started:
- Programs AFTER an eviction case is started and in court:
- Outside of Cook County, apply for court-based rental assistance by visiting ilrpp.ihda.org or calling 866-ILHELP1 (866-454-3571).
- More information for Cook County coming soon.
- Free legal aid and mediation services are also available.
- For general information about evictions during this time, visit Illinois Legal Aid Online's Housing issues during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Special Rules Regarding Eviction Cases During the Pandemic:
- Governor Pritzker’s eviction moratorium expired on October 3, 2021. All eviction cases may be filed, and all eviction orders and judgments may be enforced.
Illinois Supreme Court
- Effective September 13, 2021, all residential eviction summons must include a notice about Court-Based Rental Assistance. A sample English notice is available here in black and white and color. Copies of the sample notice are also available in Spanish, Polish, Mandarin, Arabic, Korean and Tagalog. Check with your local court because they may have additional or different required information (for example, Cook and Winnebago counties).
- The Supreme Court’s temporary pause (or stay) on certain eviction cases expired October 3, 2021. All eviction cases may proceed to trial or hearing on a dispositive motion.
- Courts may give parties more time to access rental assistance, legal aid, and mediation and continue any eviction matter for good cause shown.
All forms are ADA accessible, and you can handwrite or type into the PDF form to fill it out.
IMPORTANT: You will need Adobe Acrobat, or free Adobe Reader XI (or a higher version) 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 on a webpage, 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:
- If you used Adobe Acrobat or Reader to complete your downloaded form (recommended), go to the "File" menu at the top, select "print", and choose "Adobe PDF" or "Print to PDF" from the dropdown menu. You will be told to save the form. This saved form will be "flattened" and you can e-file it.
- If you did not use Adobe Acrobat or Reader, your computer will select a software that will allow you to fill out the forms. You will need to look for a "Save as PDF" option. Depending on the software you use, this option may be found in the print dialog box under your "Print" menu option.
- Before e-filing any "flattened" form, be sure to open the file to make sure that it looks is filled out.