Eviction Sealing Form
Renters who have one or more evictions on their record may struggle to find housing options and may want this record sealed from the public eye. Tenants who qualify may complete and file the following forms with the appropriate county court to request that their eviction record be sealed.
What are the qualifications?
- This for is for renters/tenants.
- You must have at least one eviction on your record.
- There must not be an existing judgment that says the renter/tenant owes the landlord money in the eviction case.
- The eviction must be either:
- Dismissed by the court
- Decided in the favor of the tenant
- Overturned by the court or vacated on appeal.
- You must have supporting documentation or evidence that shows the above information is true.
- We recommend that you set aside 1 hour to complete all forms.
- Representing yourself in court should not be taken lightly, and there are many reasons why hiring an attorney is a good idea. If you do choose to represent yourself, click here for what you need to know.
We’ve provided instructions on how to complete these forms on your own but representing yourself in court should not be taken lightly, and there are many reasons why hiring an attorney is a good idea. In fact, we suggest that even if you use the forms provided on this site that you still talk with an attorney before submitting them to a court to get the best result possible.
Gather information on your eviction record by visiting mycase.in.gov. You will need information from your case to complete the case caption found at the top of the eviction sealing forms.
Complete the Eviction Sealing Forms. Within the forms you will find detailed instructions on how to complete them. The resources listed here may also be helpful. Note that a separate set of forms needs to be completed for each eviction action that qualifies for sealing.
Complete, signed forms should be filed in the same court the eviction was filed in. Review the resources in this section for information about filing your Eviction Sealing Forms with the court.
Once the court approves your filed forms, you may need to take more steps. Review the resources in this section for help and information.