Research guides



This research guide is provided by Jenkins Law Library to help with research regarding an action for ejectment in Pennsylvania and is not offered as legal advice. This guide is not a complete collection of law and commentary. There may be more laws and or materials that are relevant to your issue than what is listed here, and further research may be required.

UPDATE: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is possible that the procedures for ejectment may have changed or been temporarily suspended. Please reach out to an attorney for advice or information on this issue. You can find lawyer referral services and legal directories on the Find a Lawyer page of this Self-Help guide.  

Sample Forms

Sample forms provide examples that might be helpful when you are writing your own materials. Most sample forms will need to be changed or rewritten to fit your specific situation.

The following form book sets are available at Jenkins. You may wish to email a copy of these forms to your own email address from our in-house Lexis or Westlaw terminals. Please ask a librarian for assistance with this process.

Dunlap-Hanna Pennsylvania Forms LexisNexis
Also available on the library's Lexis computers.
See Volume 13, Chapter 192: "Ejectment".

West's Pennsylvania Forms West/Thomson Reuters
Also available on the library's Westlaw computers.
See Volume 1, Chapter 16C: "Ejectment".

Online - Phila Courts Forms Center

Philadelphia Courts - First Judicial District of Pennsylvania Forms Center
Sample forms from Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas: Civil & Criminal Trial Division, Family Division, and Orphans' Court Division. Also includes forms from Municipal Court and Traffic Court.

See "Court of Common Pleas Trial Division - Civil" > "Commencement Filing Forms" for the Ejectment Complaint Packet. For subject manuals and brochures on a selection of legal topics, see the Brochures & Manuals page.

PA Statutes & Court Rules

The following Pennsylvania statutes and court rules may help you get started on your research. Links are to free online resources when available, but you may need to conduct additional research at Jenkins.

Unofficial Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes (Westlaw)

        • To find more information about accessing the annotated version of the statutes in print at Jenkins or through other resources, please see the Pennsylvania Statutes guide.

Pennsylvania Rules of Civil Procedure (

Additional Resources

Secondary materials, such as encyclopedias, practice guides, and treatises (books on a particular topic) can be excellent tools for getting started. They will give you an overview of the law in a particular area and often provide very practical tips. For more information, including how to access the following through Lexis or Westlaw, please see the Pennsylvania Secondary Materials guide. For additional titles try searching our catalog.

Pennsylvania Law Encyclopedia LexisNexis
Also available on the library's Lexis computers and on the LexisNexis Digital Library.
See Volume 39, Chapter 8: "Ejectment".

Standard Pennsylvania Practice 2d West/Thomson Reuters
Also available on the library's Westlaw computers.
See Volume 22, Chapter 120: "Ejectment and Related Remedies".

Summary of Pennsylvania Jurisprudence 2d West/Thomson Reuters
Also available on the library's Westlaw computers.
See Volume 8A, Section 26:325: "Landlord Remedies".