Form SU-S 1503.1 Summons - Illinois

Form SU-S1503.1 or the "Summons" is a form issued by the Illinois Circuit Court.

The form was last revised in September 1, 2018 and is available for digital filing. Download an up-to-date Form SU-S1503.1 in PDF-format down below or look it up on the Illinois Circuit Court Forms website.

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This form is approved by the Illinois Supreme Court and is required to be accepted in all Illinois Circuit Courts.
For Court Use Only
STATE OF ILLINOIS,
CIRCUIT COURT
SUMMONS
COUNTY
Instructions
Enter above the
county name where
the case was filed.
Plaintiff / Petitioner (First, middle, last name)
Enter your name as
Plaintiff/Petitioner.
Enter the names of all
v.
people you are suing as
Defendants/
Respondents.
Enter the Case
Defendant / Respondent (First, middle, last name)
Number given by the
Case Number
Circuit Clerk.
In 1, if your lawsuit is
1.
Information about the lawsuit:
for money, enter the
Amount claimed:
$
amount of money you
seek from the
2.
Contact information for the Plaintiff/Petitioner:
Defendant/
Respondent.
Name
:
(First, Middle, Last)
In 2, enter your
Street Address, Apt #:
contact information.
City, State, ZIP:
If more than 1 person
Telephone:
is bringing this
lawsuit, attach an
 See attached for additional Plaintiff/Petitioner contact information
Additional
Plaintiff/Petitioner
3.
Contact information for the Defendant/Respondent:
Contact Information
form.
Name
:
(First, Middle, Last)
In 3, enter the name of
Street Address, Apt #:
the person you are
City, State, ZIP:
suing and their
Telephone:
address.
If more than 1 person is
 See attached for additional Defendant/Respondent contact information
being sued, attach an
Additional
Defendant/Respondent
Contact Information
form.
You have been sued.
Follow the instructions on the next page on how to appear/answer.
If you do not appear/answer the court may decide the case without hearing from you and
enter a judgment against you for what the plantiff/petitioner is asking.
Important Information for the
Your written appearance/answer must be filed on time and in the proper form.
person receiving this form:
Forms for a written appearance/answer are available here:
http://www.illinoiscourts.gov/forms/approved/default.asp
If you cannot afford to pay the fee for filing your appearance/answer, ask the circuit clerk for an
application for waiver of court fees.
You should read all of the documents attached.
SU-S 1503.1
Page 1 of 4
(09/18)
This form is approved by the Illinois Supreme Court and is required to be accepted in all Illinois Circuit Courts.
For Court Use Only
STATE OF ILLINOIS,
CIRCUIT COURT
SUMMONS
COUNTY
Instructions
Enter above the
county name where
the case was filed.
Plaintiff / Petitioner (First, middle, last name)
Enter your name as
Plaintiff/Petitioner.
Enter the names of all
v.
people you are suing as
Defendants/
Respondents.
Enter the Case
Defendant / Respondent (First, middle, last name)
Number given by the
Case Number
Circuit Clerk.
In 1, if your lawsuit is
1.
Information about the lawsuit:
for money, enter the
Amount claimed:
$
amount of money you
seek from the
2.
Contact information for the Plaintiff/Petitioner:
Defendant/
Respondent.
Name
:
(First, Middle, Last)
In 2, enter your
Street Address, Apt #:
contact information.
City, State, ZIP:
If more than 1 person
Telephone:
is bringing this
lawsuit, attach an
 See attached for additional Plaintiff/Petitioner contact information
Additional
Plaintiff/Petitioner
3.
Contact information for the Defendant/Respondent:
Contact Information
form.
Name
:
(First, Middle, Last)
In 3, enter the name of
Street Address, Apt #:
the person you are
City, State, ZIP:
suing and their
Telephone:
address.
If more than 1 person is
 See attached for additional Defendant/Respondent contact information
being sued, attach an
Additional
Defendant/Respondent
Contact Information
form.
You have been sued.
Follow the instructions on the next page on how to appear/answer.
If you do not appear/answer the court may decide the case without hearing from you and
enter a judgment against you for what the plantiff/petitioner is asking.
Important Information for the
Your written appearance/answer must be filed on time and in the proper form.
person receiving this form:
Forms for a written appearance/answer are available here:
http://www.illinoiscourts.gov/forms/approved/default.asp
If you cannot afford to pay the fee for filing your appearance/answer, ask the circuit clerk for an
application for waiver of court fees.
You should read all of the documents attached.
SU-S 1503.1
Page 1 of 4
(09/18)
Enter the Case Number given by the Circuit Clerk:_________________________________
In 4, the Circuit Clerk
4.
Instructions for person receiving this form (Defendant/Respondent):
will give you the court
To respond to this Summons you must:
date or appearance
Go to court:
date, check any boxes
that apply, and include
 a.m.  p.m.
On this date:
at this time:
the address of the
Address:
Court Room:
court building and
City, State, ZIP:
room where the
Defendant/
Respondent must file
File a written Appearance and Answer/Response with the court:
their response.
 a.m.  p.m.
On or before this date:
at this time:
Address:
City, State, ZIP:
File a written Appearance and Answer/Response with the court within 30 days from
the day you receive this Summons (listed below as the “Date of Service”).
 a.m.  p.m.
On this date:
at this time:
Address:
City, State, ZIP:
Seal of Court
STOP!
Witness this Date:
The Circuit Clerk will
fill in this section.
Clerk of the Court:
STOP!
This Summons must be served within 30 days of its date, listed above.
The officer or process
server will fill in the
Date of Service.
Date of Service:
(Date to be entered by an officer or process server on the copy of this Summons left
with the Defendant/Respondent or other person.)
To serve this Summons, you must hire the sheriff (or a private process server outside of Cook County) to
deliver it and your Complaint/Petition to the Defendant/Respondent. If the sheriff (or private process
server outside of Cook County) tries but can’t serve the Summons, fill out another summons and repeat this
Plaintiff/Petitioner:
process. .
E-Filing is now mandatory for documents in civil cases with limited exemptions. To e-file, you must first
create an account with an e-filing service provider. Visit
http://efile.illinoiscourts.gov/service-providers.htm
Attention:
to learn more and to select a service provider. If you need additional help or have trouble e-filing, visit
http://www.illinoiscourts.gov/faq/gethelp.asp. or talk with your local circuit clerk's office.
SU-S 1503.1
Page 2 of 4
(09/18)
This form is approved by the Illinois Supreme Court and is required to be accepted in all Illinois Circuit Courts.
For Court Use Only
STATE OF ILLINOIS,
AFFIDAVIT OF SERVICE OF
CIRCUIT COURT
SUMMONS AND
COMPLAINT/PETITION
COUNTY
Instructions
Enter above the
county name where
the case was filed.
Plaintiff / Petitioner (First, middle, last name)
Enter your name as
Plaintiff/Petitioner.
Enter the name of the
v.
person you are suing as
Defendant/Respondent.
Enter the Case
Defendant / Respondent (First, middle, last name)
Number given by the
Case Number
Circuit Clerk.
**Stop. Do not complete the form. The sheriff will fill in the form.**
DO NOT complete
My name is
and I swear under oath
this section. The
First, Middle, Last
sheriff will complete
that I served the Summons and Complaint/Petition on the Defendant/Respondent
it.
as follows:
First, Middle, Last
Personally on the Defendant/Respondent:
Male:
Female:
Approx. Age:
Hair Color:
Height:
Weight:
 a.m.  p.m.
On this date:
at this time:
Address:
City, State, ZIP:
At the Defendant/Respondent’s home:
 a.m.  p.m.
On this date:
at this time:
Address:
City, State, ZIP:
And left it with:
First, Middle, Last
Male:
Female:
Approx. Age:
and by sending a copy to this defendant in a postage-paid, sealed envelope to the
above address on
, 20
.
On the Corporation’s agent,
First, Middle, Last
 a.m.  p.m.
On this date:
at this time:
Address:
City, State, ZIP:
SU-S 1503.1
Page 3 of 4
(09/18)
Enter the Case Number given by the Circuit Clerk:_________________________________
By:
DO NOT complete
.
this section. The
sheriff, or private
process server will
Signature
complete it.
FEES
By certified/registered
$
Service and Return
$
Print Name
Miles:
$
Total
$
SU-S 1503.1
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