The Sheriff's Office handles evictions that involve the enforcement of a court order or warrant. The fee for performing an eviction is $135.00.
Examples of court orders:
If a property owner buys a foreclosed property and the tenants refuse to leave.
A divorce action where one party is awarded the property and the other party refuses to leave.
- A warrant of eviction, also known as a warrant of dispossess, is issued by the court to recover possession of real property. It is most frequently used where a landlord wishes to remove a tenant for non-payment of rent or to remove a tenant who remains in the property after the expiration of the lease. Landlord/tenant cases in NYC Civil Court that result in an eviction are generally handled by the City Marshals.
What you need to bring/send if applicable:
- Petition Hold Over
- Notice of Petition Hold Over
- Stipulation of Settlement
- Completed Eviction Intake Form
- Check or Money Order for $135.00 made out to "NYC Sheriff"
- Court order
You must bring or send these items to the Sheriff's Office in the borough where the property is located.
- Eviction Intake Form
- Eviction Form #1
Submit this form when you want the individual(s) removed from the premises, but not their property. You will be responsible for keeping their property safe and arranging the removal of their property without the presence of the Sheriff.
- Eviction Form #2
Submit this form when you use the services of a vendor such as moving, storage, locksmith, towing or security guards. Vendors need to be licensed by the NYC Department of Consumer Affairs. If you choose to use a moving company, you must also submit a contract showing two months paid storage. Self-storage facilities are not permitted.