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California’s Judicial Council Court Forms: Official forms for civil, family, restraining orders, probate, small claims, and more.

Sacramento County Superior Court Local Forms: Used in Sacramento County cases only.

Forms from the Law Library

Forms may be downloaded at no charge. PDF forms can be filled in, and RTF forms can be customized for longer entries. Patrons in the library may print the forms at our standard printing charge, $0.15 per page.

Forms Wizards use a questionnaire to walk you through filling out some of our most popular forms, and the completed form is then sent to you by email.

If you have trouble filling out or saving entries in a PDF form, right-click the form and choose "save link as" or "save target as" to download it, then open the downloaded form on your computer.
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
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)
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)

Other Sources of Forms 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
Officially published by the United States courts.

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

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

Lawyer Discipline and Complaints

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

Internet Legal Research Group: business, real estate, and personal forms 

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

Porter Law Group: construction forms, including liens

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