Evictions FAQs

In Illinois, the law which defines the process of eviction is known as the Forcible Entry and Detainer Act. The Forcible Entry and Detainer courts are known as Courts of limited Jurisdiction. This means that only claims for possession and rents can be heard.


The eviction process can be involved, but proper documentation, along with a strong lease and crime free addendum can make this task smoother and more effective. While this may seem like a daunting task, there are many ways to complete it. There are many attorneys that will perform evictions quickly and efficiently. If you choose to do it yourself, the clerks at the county courthouses are helpful and have information packets available.