Effective December 22, 2020. All eviction complaints must be accompanied by a certification form (PDF). This is to demonstrate that the plaintiff/landlord has provided each defendant/tenant with a form declaration made available by the Illinois Housing Development Authority (or similar declaration under penalty of perjury) prior to commencement of the residential eviction proceeding and either (1) has not received a qualifying declaration from any defendant/tenant that they are a “covered person” under the Governor’s Executive Order or (2) another stated exception to the Governor’s moratorium contained in the Executive order applies.
This is in effect until the Governor’s moratorium expires or further order of the Illinois Supreme Court.
To file an eviction, there are forms available on our website. The Landlords Five Day Notice will need to be served before filing the Complaint. When the Complaint is filed we will provide you with a court date to insert onto the Summons. How the filer serves the Summons and Complaint is up to the filer. Civil Process fees for serving the Summons or Five Day Notice can be viewed on the Fees page of the Rock Island County Sheriff's Department. To view the fees for filing the complaint, view the filing fees page.
The Access to Justice Commission drafted the new Eviction Order in response to the changes in the law effective on January 1st, 2018. Specifically:
- The Forcible Entry and Detainer Act will be known as the Eviction Act (735 ILCS 5/9-101 et seq.);
- The Eviction Order form replaces the Order of Possession pursuant to the Eviction Act; and
- The Eviction Order form is mandatory and is the only form that can be used to award possession to a landlord pursuant to the Eviction Act (735 ILCS 5/9-109.6).
You can access the form by viewing our forms page.
Disclaimer: Circuit Court Clerk staff are prohibited from providing legal advice.