Steps to the Eviction Process

  1. Post the eviction notice on the tenant’s door.  Every eviction starts with posting an eviction notice.
  2. File an eviction complaint with the court.  Once the eviction notice expires, the landlord has the right to file an eviction complaint with the court if the tenant has failed to vacate the premises and/or has failed to correct the breach of lease leading to the posting of the eviction notice.
  3. Attend the eviction hearing.  An eviction hearing is usually scheduled within two to three weeks of filing the eviction complaint with the court.  At the hearing, the court will decide who gets possession of the rental premises.
  4. Apply for a writ of restitution and/or set out.  If the court grants the eviction, the landlord then applies for a writ of restitution and/or set out.
  5. Set the tenant out if necessary.  The tenant generally has 5-7 days to vacate the property after the landlord applies for the writ of restitution.  If the tenant fails to do vacate by the court’s deadline, the landlord would apply for and schedule a set out with the bailiff of the court.