Forms

You may not need all of these forms. Or you may need more forms. If you are not sure which forms to use, talk to a lawyer. Click for help to find a lawyer.
NOTE: All California trial courts use the same basic set of forms, and each court in the different districts of the Court of Appeal use the same basic set of forms. But some courts have special, local forms, too. To see if you will need any special, local forms, contact your court clerk or check your court's website. The forms may be posted on their site. If not, the site will list the address and phone number of your local courthouse.

Forms for appeals in limited civil cases

Forn Name Information Sheet Form Number
Information on Appeal Procedures for Limited Civil Cases Form APP-101-INFO  
Notice of Appeal/Cross-Appeal (Limited Civil Case)   APP-102
Notice Designating Record on Appeal (Limited Civil Case)   APP-103
Proposed Statement on Appeal (Limited Civil Case)   APP-104
Abandonment of Appeal (Limited Civil Case)   APP-106
Proof of Service (Appellate Division)   APP-109
What Is Proof of Service? APP-109-INFO  
Respondent's Notice Designating Record on Appeal (Limited Civil Case)   APP-110

Forms for appeals in unlimited civil cases

Form Name Information Sheet Form Number
Information on Appeal Procedures for Unlimited Civil Cases APP-001
Notice of Appeal/Cross-Appeal (Unlimited Civil Case)   APP-002
Appellant’s Notice Designating Record on Appeal (Unlimited Civil Case)   APP-003
Civil Case Information Statement (Appellate)   APP-004
Information Sheet for Proof of Service (Court of Appeal) APP-009-INFO  
Proof of Service (Court of Appeal)   APP-009
Abandonment of Appeal (Unlimited Civil Case)   APP-005
Application for Extension of Time to File Brief (Civil Case)   APP-006
Request for Dismissal of Appeal (Civil Case)   APP-007

Fee waiver forms for appeals cases

Form Name Instruction Sheet Form Number
Information Sheet on Waiver of Appellate Court Fees APP-015 / FW-015-INFO

 

Request to Waive Court Fees Instructions for Form FW-001 FW-001
Order on Court Fee Waiver (Superior Court) Instructions for Form FW-003 FW-003
Order on Court Fee Waiver (Court of Appeal or Supreme Court) FW-016


Fee waiver forms you may need later on in your case   To download a form (in PDF format), click on the form number in the tablse below. 
Form Name Instruction Sheet Form Number
Application for Waiver of Additional Court Fees and Costs Instructions for Form FW-002 FW-002
Request for Hearing About Court Fee Waiver Order (Superior Court) Instructions for Form FW-006 FW-006
Order on Court Fee Waiver After Hearing (Superior Court) Instructions for Form FW-008 FW-008
Notice to Court of Improved Financial Situation or Settlement Instructions for Form FW-010 FW-010
Notice to Appear for Reconsideration of Fee Waiver   FW-011

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