On Aug. 20, 2021, CAA submitted comments to the Judicial Council on its proposed new and revised forms to address unlawful detainer actions and small-claims and civil court actions as COVID-19 tenant protections expire. 

The final unlawful detainer forms will be effective Oct. 1, 2021, and the forms for actions to recover COVID-19 rental debt in small claims court and civil court will be effective Nov. 1, 2021. An information sheet titled “COVID-19 Rental Debt in Small Claims Court (form SC-500-INFO)” will be available effective Oct. 15, 2021, to assist landlords who are preparing to file small-claims actions starting Nov. 1, 2021.

Draft forms are available here.

CAA’s comments are available here.