Landlord/Tenant & Evictions, Unlawful Detainer

What Is A Sheriff’s Writ Of Possession In Florida?

Writ of Possession Florida
Writ of Possession Florida

What Is A Sheriff’s Writ Of Possession In Florida?

Eviction Notice? Writ of Possession?  24-hours? Florida Statute 83.62 states that in an action for possession, after the entry of judgment in favor of the Landlord, the clerk shall issue a Writ of Possession, or a writ to the sheriff of the specific Florida county describing the property and and directing the sheriff to place the Landlord in possession of the property after 24 hours notice conspicuously posted on the property.  A Writ of Possession cannot be issued without the Judge entering a Judgment in favor of the Landlord for possession.

After the 24-hour period, the sheriff will contact the Landlord or the Landlord’s attorney and schedule a time to meet at the property to ensure that the Tenant has vacated and to remove all of the Tenant’s personal property, if not already done so.

Has a Writ of Possession been posted on your home or business?  You may still have rights, but you need to act immediately.  Call the Eviction Attorneys at Law Office of Ryan S. Shipp, PLLC at 561.699.0399 to discuss your options or stop by our Lantana, Florida office location.  We represent both Landlords and Tenants in Palm Beach County, Broward County, and Miami-Dade County.

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