Eviction Procedure

Liz Stuchell, Civil Supervisor
Main Phone: (775) 328-3310

The Sheriff's Office receives a significant amount of Eviction/Lockout Orders.  The Civil Section will process the eviction paperwork as soon as possible once the signed order is received from the court.  In order to perform this service in a timely manner the Sheriff's Office and the landlord must work closely together. The landlord or their representative must be available to speak with the deputy who is scheduling the eviction and must provide a telephone number where they can be reached between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. - no voice mail or answering machine. The landlord or their representative must be able to perform the eviction within 30 minutes of being contacted by the deputy.

At the time set for the eviction, two deputies will meet the landlord or a designated representative at the address of the eviction. The deputies drive unmarked cars but are in uniform.

It is important that the landlord or the designated representative of the landlord, and the locksmith (if needed) be on time. If for some reason, one or all of the above are not at the address on time, the eviction will be cancelled. The entire procedure will have to be repeated, and another service fee will be charged.

Be prepared to wait up to 30 minutes.  The deputies can be delayed by additional law enforcement duties. The deputies will remove every person on the premises in accordance with the order.  Any personal property in the dwelling will have to be removed by the tenant at a time that has been arranged with the landlord. If there are any animals inhabiting the property it is the landlord's responsibility to care for the animals or to contact animal control. 

If the landlord wants to cancel the eviction or has any questions, the landlord must call the Civil Section at 328-3310.

IF THE EVICTED TENANT VIOLATES THE ORDER AND BREAKS INTO THE DWELLING AFTER THE EVICTION HAS TAKEN PLACE, THE LANDLORD IS ENCOURAGED TO CALL THE LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY IN THE JURISDICTION IN WHICH THE PROPERTY IS LOCATED.  

 

 NO REFUND OF FEES FOR A CANCELLED EVICTION OR

FAILURE TO RESPOND TO OUR ATTEMPTS TO ARRANGE FOR SERVICE.

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