The Sheriff's Office only handles the writ issued by the court and provides no assistance with filing for the eviction. Assistance with preparation for a tenant eviction can be obtained from DHCA Landlord Tenant Affairs Division. A writ must be signed by a District Court Judge and sent from the District Court Clerk's Office to the Sheriff's Office. Once a writ arrives in the Sheriff's Office, it is entered into the computer system and sent to the Eviction Section.
In order for an eviction to proceed, the Plaintiff must call the Eviction Section and request that an eviction date be scheduled. Please have the District Court case number available when calling. The best times to call and schedule an eviction are 8:00 - 9:00 AM or 3:00 - 3:45 PM (but, a message can be left at any time) Monday through Friday at 240.777.7130. (Tenants having questions may also call these numbers.) Note: An eviction date cannot be scheduled until the Eviction Section has received the writ.
If the landlord orders a writ of restitution for failure to pay rent, but takes no action on the writ of restitution, the writ expires 60 days from the later of the date the court issues the writ or the date as extended by the court. In addition, the judgment for possession shall be stricken. Call and schedule an eviction as soon as possible . See MD. Code, Real Property Article, 8-401(d)(1)(iii). Eviction dates are scheduled on a first come, first served basis and are usually set within three to four weeks of the request. An eviction will be scheduled for either 10:30 AM or 1:00 PM Monday through Friday. Please review the link for additional information or call 240.777.7130.