You will need the originals of all forms to open the case and a copy per Defendant for service.
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With an Eviction there is some sort of lease agreement either is writing or verbal and have failed to pay rent or have not complied with lease agreement
With an Unlawful Detainer there is no lease agreement and the person overstayed their welcome and they will not go voluntarily- this is not an eviction
You are trying to remove someone from your home
You have a legal right to reside in your home (You are the owner or the legal tenant)
The person you are trying to remove does not have a legal right to reside in your home (they are not an owner or a legal tenant)
There is no agreement for rent (verbal or in writing) between you and the person you are trying to remove.
The clerk’s office can do a certified mailing in an addition to the service of documents as long as you provide envelope(s) with stamps and a copy off all documents per defendant.
The defendant has 5 working days to turn in a response.