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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:
  • 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:

  • All residential eviction summons must include a notice about Court-Based Rental Assistance in English and in Spanish. Copies of the notice are also available in 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).
  • Courts may give parties more time to access rental assistance, legal aid, and mediation and continue any eviction matter for good cause shown.

Orders in Eviction Cases

Form Title Notes
Getting Started Different Types of Orders in Eviction Cases Approved 12/2021
How to Use Different Types of Orders in Eviction Cases Approved 8/2022
Agreed Dismissal Order (Case May Be Reinstated if Defendants Violate Agreement) Approved 9/2021
Agreed Settlement Order with Status Date (Defendants Will Move) Approved 9/2021
Agreed Settlement Order with Status Date (Defendants Will Pay & Stay) Approved 9/2021
Compliance (Follow-Up) Order in Eviction Case Approved 2/2021
Eviction Order Approved 12/2021
Judgment for Money Only in Eviction Case Approved 2/2021
Judgement for Defendant in Eviction Case Approved 2/2021

Eviction Complaint

Illinois Legal Aid Online provides a guided interview that will ask you a series of questions related to this topic and then the program will complete the forms for you. It is free to use.

Form Title Notes
Getting Started Eviction Complaint Approved 2/2021
How to File & Present an Eviction Complaint Approved 8/2022
Notice of Termination for Non-Payment of Rent Approved 12/2021
Notice of Termination for Lease Violation (Other than Non-Payment of Rent) Approved 12/2021
Notice of Non-Renewal of Lease or Termination of Tenancy Approved 11/2021
Demand for Immediate Possession Approved 11/2021
Affidavit of Service of a Demand or Notice Approved 11/2021
Eviction Complaint Approved 9/2022
Affidavit – Supporting Documents Not Attached to Eviction Complaint Approved 8/2020
Eviction Summons Approved 9/2021
Letter to Sheriff (Serving an Eviction Summons & Eviction Complaint) Approved 8/2020
Affidavit for Service by Posting Approved 8/2020
Notice by Posting Requiring Appearance in Pending Eviction Action Approved 8/2020

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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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Before e-filing any "flattened" form, be sure to open the file to make sure that it looks is filled out.