Remember: Wait 14 days after you send the letter to the landlord and then file the case. Bring a copy of the letter to file with the court.
A Rent Escrow form is in the "View or print documents" box on this page. To start a Rent Escrow case, fill it out and take it to your county courthouse along with your rent money.
You do not need to check the boxes on the form that are for repair problems if your home is in good repair and/or the only issue you want help with is protecting your privacy.
You don’t need to wait until your rent is due to file a rent escrow. But you must pay all the rent into court when it is due. If you don’t pay all of the rent that is due into court when you start a rent escrow case, your landlord could counterclaim to evict you.