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Forms may be downloaded at no charge. Patrons in the library may print the forms at our standard printing charge, $0.15 per page.

Forms from the Law Library

PDF forms can be filled in, and Word forms can be customized for longer entries. Forms Wizards use a questionnaire to help you fill some of our most popular forms, and then email you the completed form.
Form Title RTF PDF Instructions Form Wizard
Abandonment of Declared Homestead
Advanced Health Care Directive (Living Will & Power of Attorney for Health Care)
Affidavit for Collection of Personal Property (Small Estate Affidavit)
Affidavit of Death of Joint Tenant
Affidavit of Death of Trustee
Affidavit of Death: Transfer on Death Deed
Affidavit of Surviving Spouse/Domestic Partner
Bankruptcy Application for Discharge
Bankruptcy Application to Reopen Case
California Preliminary Notice – Private Works
Caregiver’s Authorization Affidavit
Declaration of Venue
Deed of Full Reconveyance
Deed of Trust (see also Prom Note)
Federal Pleading Paper and Pro Se Packet
Government Claims Forms
Grant Deed
Homestead Declaration
Homestead Declaration – Spouses as Declared Owners
Interspousal Transfer Deed
Mechanics Lien Claim (Civ. Code § 8416)
Notice of Completion
Notice of Stay of Proceedings (Bankruptcy)
Pleading Paper – Sacramento Format
Pleading Paper (Blank 28-Line Template)
Preliminary Change of Ownership Report (PCOR) (Sacramento)
Promissory Note (see also Deed of Trust)
Quitclaim Deed
Release of Mechanic’s Lien
Release of Stop Payment Notice
Request for Judicial Notice
Revocation of Power of Attorney
Revocation of Power of Attorney – Recorded Document
Small Estate Affidavit (Affidavit for Collection of Personal Property)
Stop Payment Notice – Private Works
Substitution of Trustee (Deed of Trust)
Substitution of Trustee and Full Reconveyance
Transfer on Death (TOD) Deed
Transfer on Death Deed: Revocation
Uniform Statutory Power of Attorney
VC 41500 (Dismiss Ticket if Incarcerated)
What Form Do I Need? (Changing or Adding Names to Real Estate)
Will (California Statutory Will Form)

Law Library step-by-step guides to court procedures

There are many court situations for which there is no single form. We have prepared guides with templates for lots of common issues, from adult adoption to withdrawing funds from a blocked account. Search our website for your topic or visit our Law 101 pages.

Other Sources of Forms

Federal Courts Sample Civil Pleadings
www.uscourts.gov/forms/civil-forms
Officially published by the United States courts.

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

State Bar of California
California Statutory Will Form
tinyurl.com/pumcg69
A free, fillable form satisfying California’s statutory requirements, suitable for simple estates.

Lawyer Discipline and Complaints
www.calbar.ca.gov/Public/Forms.aspx

Free forms online

Always double check that the forms are current and apply in your situation and state.

Appellate Defenders Inc.: criminal appeals forms and samples
www.adi-sandiego.com/practice/forms_samples.asp

Internet Legal Research Group: business, real estate, and personal forms
www.ilrg.com/forms/ 

Kinsey Law Offices: business and personal forms, self-help forms, civil litigation pleadings
www.kinseylaw.com (click “Free Stuff”)

Porter Law Group: construction forms, including liens
porterlaw.com/forms.htm

Real estate forms, including various deeds, promissory notes, etc.