Mission StatementMarshal's DutiesMarshal's Office ProgramsMarshal's Office StaffFrequently Asked QuestionsHow to contact the Marshal's OfficeLegal TermsLevy of FIFAEvictionsGarnishments

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Can I evict someone without going to Court?

     A. No.

Q. How long do I have to file an answer for a Dispossessory Warrant or Lawsuit?
     A. 7 days on a dispossessory Warrant and 30 days on a lawsuit.

Q. How are judgments and warrants delivered?

     A. Money Judgments require personal service by a Deputy Marshal or Deputy Sheriff. A regular Dispossessory Warrant can be tacked to a door of the residence, office or other building. It can also be mailed via the U.S. Mail.

Q. What is the difference between a Dispossessory Warrant and a Money Judgment?

     A. A Dispossessory Warrant allows for the removal of a tenant and their property. A money judgment can allow for both the removal of the tenant and the collection of back rent owed by the tenant.

Email your questions to the Marshal's Office