Eviction Procedure

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

The Sheriff's Office will process an eviction 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 5:00 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 are sometimes delayed by additional law enforcement duties. The deputies will remove each and every person on the premises. 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 left on the property, it is the landlord's responsibility to care for the animals.

If the evicted tenant breaks into the dwelling after the eviction, the landlord is to call the law enforcement agency that has jurisdiction for the area.

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

THERE IS NO REFUND OF FEES FOR A CANCELLED EVICTION.

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