Eviction

Forms

Select the form you need below. Follow the link to either download and print the file, or fill it out on your computer, then print it out.

NOTE: You may not need all of these forms. Or you may need more forms. If you're not sure which forms to use, talk to a lawyer.

Find low-cost legal aid. Find local court forms you may need, by going to your county's court website.

  • Proof of Personal Service (Form POS-020)
  • Proof of Service by Mail (Form POS-030)
  • Eviction - Answer (Form UD-105)

If the tenant DOES NOT file an "Answer," the landlord may request a "default" by submitting the following forms and documents:

  • The original Summons-Unlawful Detainer-Eviction (Form SUM-130) as above.
  • Proof of Service of Summons (Form POS-010) for each tenant.
  • Request for Entry of Default (Form CIV-100)
  • Judgment - Unlawful Detainer (Form UD-110)
  • Writ of Possession (Form EJ -130)

In California, once the judge has decided whether or not the tenant has the legal right to remain in the rental unit, he or she will have signed a court order stating what decision was made.

HOWEVER, THE CASE IS NOT COMPLETED UNTIL THE PERSON WHO WON THE CASE HAS FILED THE JUDGMENT FORM.

NOTE: For help finding local court forms you may need, go to your county's court website.

  • Judgment - Unlawful Detainer (Form UD-110)

This must be filled out by the landlord OR the tenant, and then filed at the courthouse where the hearing took place.

The judge has to be sure that everyone involved in the court case has information about what the other people have filed before he or she can let the case move forward. To prove to the court that copies of the documents were given to everyone, "Proof of Service" forms are to be filled out and filed properly with the court.

NOTE: You may not need all of these forms. Or you may need more forms. If you're not sure which forms to use, talk to a lawyer. For help finding local court forms you may need, go to your county's court website.


For the list of forms, click here.

In most cases, you have to pay a fee to file papers with the court. The fees are a little different in each county. Usually counties have their fee schedules posted on their court's web site.

For some people who do not earn enough money, the court will say that they do not have to pay the fees. This is called a "fee waiver."

  • Request to Waive Court Fees (Form FW-001)
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  • Request to Waive Additional Court Fees (Form FW-002)
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  • Order on Court Fee Waiver (Form FW-003)
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  • Notice: Waiver of Court Fees (Form FW-005)
  • Request for Hearing About Court Fee Waiver Order (Form FW-006)
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  • Notice on Hearing About Court Fees (Form FW-007)
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  • Order on Court Fee Waiver After Hearing (Form FW-008)
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  • Notice to Court of Improved Financial Situation or Settlement
    (Form FW-010)
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  • Notice to Appear for Reconsideration of Fee Waiver (Form FW-011)
  • Order on Court Fee Waiver After Reconsideration Hearing (Form FW-012)
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