Effective October 5, 2020, the Judicial Branch of California issued a set of new and revised forms with regards to Unlawful Detainers.

One of those is form UD-101. Titled Plaintiff’s Mandatory Cover Sheet and Supplemental Allegations – Unlawful Detainer, plaintiffs (property owners) will now file this mandatory form when initiating eviction cases. The four-page form requires landlords to outline many aspects of their case as the court wants plaintiffs to explain why the eviction should be allowed to proceed during the COVID-19 era.

Known Document Type Names Courts for e-Filing

While filers must now submit the new UD-101 form when initiating an Unlawful Detainer case, the document type the court provides to our e-filing system can vary from county to county.

Here are some known document type names various courts provide to our e-filing system for filers to select for the UD-101 form:

  • Plaintiff’s Mandatory Cover Sheet and Supplemental Allegations – Unlawful Detainer
  • Supplemental Cover Sheet and Allegations for Unlawful Detainer – Complaint
  • Unlawful Detainer Supplemental Cover Sheet

No Document Types the Court Provides Match

Since the Court prescribes the list of documents available in the Document Type field, if filers do not see one of the listed types above, they will want to select the one that most closely matches or is somewhat generic in nature.

Filers may type part of the document title in the document type field to filter the choices the court makes available to e-filers. For example, type supplemental, unlawful detainer, or cover sheet in the box to see all the types that court offers for that keyword on that case type. Then filers may choose the one that fits best. Additionally, filers have the option to leave the filing clerk a note at the bottom of the filing if they feel necessary.

Download the New UD101 Form

Filers may download the new UD101 FormPlaintiff’s Mandatory Coversheet and Supplemental Allegations—Unlawful Detainer directly from the court’s website.

Note: this is a fillable PDF, so as always, filers will want to flatten the PDF before submitting the form to the court. Learn more about flattening fillable forms here…