ICWA Laws, Regulations & Rules

ICWA-related California Rules of Court

  • Rule 5.480. Application (Fam. Code, §§ 170, 177, 3041; Prob. Code, § 1459.5; Welf. & Inst. Code, §§ 224, 224.1)
  • Rule 5.481. Inquiry and notice (Fam. Code, §§ 177(a), 180; Prob. Code, §§ 1459.5(b), 1460.2; Welf. & Inst. Code, §§ 224.2, 224.3)
  • Rule 5.482. Proceedings after notice (Fam. Code, §§ 177(a), 180(d), (e); Prob. Code, §§ 1459.5(b), 1460.2(d), (e); Welf. & Inst. Code, §§ 224.2(c), (d); 25 U.S.C. § 1916(b))
  • Rule 5.483. Transfer of case (Fam. Code, § 177(a); Prob. Code, § 1459.5(b); Welf. & Inst. Code, § 305.5; Guidelines for State Courts; Indian Child Custody Proceedings, 44 Fed.Reg. 67584 (Nov. 26, 1979) Bureau of Indian Affairs Guideline C)
  • Rule 5.484. Placement of an Indian child (Fam. Code, § 177(a); Prob. Code, § 1459.5(b); Welf. & Inst. Code, §§ 361, 361.31, 361.7(c))
  • Rule 5.485. Termination of parental rights (Fam. Code, § 7892.5; Welf. & Inst. Code, §§ 361.7, 366.26(c)(2)(B))
  • Rule 5.486. Petition to invalidate orders (Fam. Code, § 175(e); Prob. Code, § 1459(e); Welf. & Inst. Code, § 224(e))
  • Rule 5.487. Adoption record keeping (Fam. Code, § 9208)
  • Rule 5.534(i). General Provisions All Proceedings - Tribal Representatives
  • Rule 5.690. General conduct of disposition hearing
  • Rule 5.785. General conduct of hearing
  • Rule 7.1015. Indian Child Welfare Act in guardianship and certain conservatorship proceedings (Prob. Code, §§ 1459.5, 1460.2)

ICWA-related Judicial Council Forms

Sample Cover Sheet ICWA-10(A): The ICWA-10(A) Indian Child Inquiry Attachment form is not designed as a fillable document.  However, there may be situations when it will be advisable to file a supplemental ICWA-10(A) form when new information is obtained following the filing of the Petition.  The Sample Cover Sheet has been developed for those situations in which a party wishes to file a supplemental ICWA-10(A) to document further inquiry and information on Indian status.  This document is for convenience and reference only. It is not a mandatory or approved Judicial Council form.

*Forms marked with an asterisk are adopted for mandatory use by all courts.

Form Name Description
ICWA-005-INFO

Information Sheet on Indian Child Inquiry Attachment and Notice of Child Custody Proceeding for Indian Child

ICWA-005-INFO S

Information Sheet on Indian Child Inquiry Attachment and Notice of Child Custody Proceeding for Indian Child (Spanish)

ICWA-010(A)*

Indian Child Inquiry Attachment

ICWA-010(A) S

Indian Child Inquiry Attachment (Spanish)

ICWA-020*

Parental Notification of Indian Status

ICWA-020 S

Parental Notification of Indian Status (Spanish)

ICWA-030*

Notice of Child Custody Proceeding for Indian Child

ICWA-030 S

Notice of Child Custody Proceeding for Indian Child (Spanish)

ICWA-030(A)

Attachment to Notice of Child Custody Proceeding for Indian Child (Indian Child Welfare Act)

ICWA-030(A) S

Attachment to Notice of Child Custody Proceeding for Indian Child (Indian Child Welfare Act) (Spanish)

ICWA-040

Notice of Designation of Tribal Representative and Notice of Intervention in a Court Proceeding Involving an Indian Child

ICWA-050

Notice of Petition and Petition to Transfer Case Involving an Indian Child to Tribal Jurisdiction

ICWA-060

Order on Petition to Transfer Case Involving an Indian Child to Tribal Jurisdiction

ADOPT-220* Adoption of Indian Child
ADOPT-225* Parent of Indian Child Agrees to End Parental Rights