To evict your tenant, you must file a dispossessory (eviction notice). A
dispossessory is the correct action to file through the Magistrate
Court when attempting to evict tenants from the property.
attempt next day service, but in some cases, we are unsuccessful.
However, the Carroll County Sheriff's Office will serve them as quickly
as he can.
When the tenant is served, the law allows them a
total of 7 straight days from the date they receive the notice to file
their answer (response). The 7 days include weekends, holidays, etc. If
the 7th day falls on the weekend or a holiday, their answer is due on
the next business day before 5 p.m.
If the tenant chooses to
file an answer, within the 7 days, filing their answer will stop the
eviction process and you will receive a court date in the mail. If they
choose not to answer, a writ of possession will be issued automatically
giving you, the landlord the right to take the property back whereas you
can remove all of their belongings.
Inquiring About Eviction Statuses
In calling for a "status"
to see "what's going on" with your eviction, because of the volume of
"status" phone calls and the volume of patrons, you may be placed on
hold until a clerk is available.