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Official Court Forms

Sacramento Court forms: http://www.saccourt.ca.gov/forms/forms.aspx.
California Judicial Council court forms: www.courts.ca.gov/forms.
Federal court forms: http://1.usa.gov/d1iwzN.

Frequently Requested Forms

 RTF forms require a word processor such as Microsoft Word.
 PDF forms require Adobe Acrobat. Click here to get Adobe Acrobat.

For step-by-step guides to common legal procedures, visit our Learn About the Law section.

Bankruptcy

Form Name RTF PDF Samples and Instructions
Bankruptcy: Application for Court to Enter Discharge

Application for Court to Enter Discharge RTF

   
Bankruptcy: Application to Reopen Closed Case

Application to Reopen Closed Case RTF

   
Bankruptcy: Notice of Stay of Proceedings (file in state court)  

Notice of Stay of Proceedings PDF

 

Instructions 

Claims and Complaint Forms

Form Name RTF PDF Samples and Instructions
Government and Police Claims  varies by agency

Information & links

Common Forms for Lawsuits

For California's official Judicial Council court forms, visit www.courts.ca.gov/forms
For United States District Court (Federal) forms, visit standard court forms (http://1.usa.gov/d1iwzN) or sample civil pleadings (http://1.usa.gov/do4fDj).

Form Name RTF PDF Samples and Instructions
Declaration of Diligence  

Declaration of Diligence PDF

 
Declaration of Venue

Declaration of Venue RTF

Declaration of Venue PDF 

Declaration of Venue Instructions PDFInstructions

Pleading Paper

Sac Co
Pleading Paper formatted for Sacramento RTF

Blank
Pleading Paper RTF

 
Proof of Service by Mail  

Proof of Service by Mail POS-030 PDF

Proof of Service by Mail  Step by Step PDFStep-by-Step Guide
video Video

Request for Judicial Notice

Proof Request for Judicial Notice RTF

 

Proof Request for Judicial Notice Instructions Instructions

Deeds: Transferring Real Estate

Form Name RTF PDF Samples and Instructions
Deed of Full Reconveyance

Deed of Full Reconveyance RTF

Deed of Full Reconveyance PDF

Deed of Full Reconveyance Instructions Instructions (pdf)
Grant Deed

Grant Deed RTF

Grant Deed PPDF

Step by Step Icon Step-by-Step Guide

Documentary Transfer Tax information from Sacramento County Clerk/Recorder's Office

Preliminary Change of Ownership Report (PCOR) (external link)  


PCOR PDF

 

Sacramento Co Assessor's Office

Quitclaim Deed


Quitclaim Deed RTF


Quitclaim Deed PDF

Step by Step Icon Step-by-Step Guide

Documentary Transfer Tax information from Sacramento County Clerk/Recorder's Office

Substitution of Trustee


Substitution of Trustee RTF


Substitution of Trustee PDF


Substitution of Trustee Instructions Instructions (pdf)

Substitution of Trustee and Full
Reconveyance


Substitution of Trustee and full reconveyance RTF


Substitution of Trustee and full reconveyance PDF


Substitution of Trustee and full reconveyance instructions Instructions (pdf)

Homestead Forms

Form Name RTF PDF Samples and Instructions
Abandonment of Declared Homestead


Abandonment of Homestead Form RTF


Abandonment of Homestead Form PDF

Step by Step IconStep-by-Step Guide

Homestead Declaration


Homestead Form RTF


Homestead Form PDF

Step by Step IconStep-by-Step Guide

Homestead Declaration - Spouses


Homestead Form-Spouses RTF


Homestead Form-Spouses PDF

Step by Step IconStep-by-Step Guide

Mechanics Liens and Construction Forms

Form Name RTF PDF Samples and Instructions
Mechanics Lien Claim & Notice to Owner


Claim of Mechanics Lien RTF


Claim of Mechanics Lien PDF

More Info

California Preliminary Notice


California Preliminary notice RTF


California Preliminary notice PDF


California Preliminary notice instructions Instructions (pdf)

Notice of Completion


Notice of Completion RTF


Notice of Completion PDF

Release of Mechanics Lien


Release of Mechanics Lien RTF


Release of Mechanics Lien PDF

 
Release of Stop Notice


Release of Stop Notice RTF


Release of Stop Notice PDF

 
Stop Notice


Stop Notice RTF


Stop Notice PDF

 

Pleading Paper

Form Name RTF PDF Samples and Instructions
Pleading Paper


Pleading Paper RTF


Pleading Paper PDF

 
Pleading -- Formatted for Sacramento
County Superior Court


Sacramento Pleading Paper RTF

   
Pleading -- Formatted for US District
Court, Cal Eastern District (Pro Se)


Federal Pleading Paper RTF

 


Federal Pro Se PacketPro Se Packet (pdf)

Power of Attorney

Form Name RTF PDF Samples and Instructions
Statutory Advance Health Care Directive


Advance Health Care Directive RTF


Advance Health Care Directive PDF

More Info

Uniform Statutory Power of Attorney


Power of Attorney RTF

 
 

More Info

Revocation of Power of Attorney


Revocation of Power of Attorney RTF

 
 

More Info

Revocation of Power of Attorney -- Recorded Document


Revocation of Power of Attorney-Recorded RTF

 

More Info

Traffic

Form Name RTF PDF Samples and Instructions
VC41500 Motion


VC 41500 Motion RTF 


VC 41500 Motion PDF

More Info

Transferring Money and Property Without Probate

Form Name RTF PDF Samples and Instructions
Affidavit: Death of Joint Tenant


Affidavit death of joint tenant RTF


Affidavit death of joint tenant PDF


Affidavit death of joint tenant instructionsInstructions (pdf)

Affidavit: Death of Trustee


Affidavit death of trustee RTF


Affidavit death of trustee PDF


Affidavit death of trustee instructionsInstructions (pdf)

Affidavit for Collection of Personal Property (Prob. Code 13100) (Small Estate Affidavit)


Small Estate Affidavit RTF


Small Estate Affidavit PDF

Step by Step IconStep-by-Step Guide

Affidavit: Surviving Spouse/Domestic Partner


Affidavit of Surviving Spouse or Domestic Partner RTF


Affidavit of Surviving Spouse or Domestic Partner PDF


Affidavit of Surviving Spouse or Domestic Partner InstructionsInstructions (pdf)

Other Sources of Forms

Fedforms.gov
http://fedforms.gov
FedForms.gov provides "one-stop-shopping" for the Federal forms most used by the public. This website contains many, but not all, of the forms issued by Federal agencies.

Federal Courts Sample Civil Pleadings
http://1.usa.gov/do4fDj
These illustrative civil rules forms are officially published in an Appendix of Forms accompanying the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.

LexisOne
http://www.lexisone.com
Forms section provides free access to court forms and selected forms from Matthew Bender publications, many of which can be completed online.

Sacramento County Assessor's Office
http://tinyurl.com/nkyl9c2
Preliminary Change of Ownership Form and other forms are available here.

State Bar of California