Are you in Broward County or Palm Beach County Florida and have received a 24 Hour Sheriff Notice? After a Florida Final Judgment of Eviction is entered against a Florida Tenant, the Clerk of Court will issue a Writ of Possession. The Clerk of Court will then send the Writ of Possession to the Sheriff’s Office. Thereafter, the Florida Tenant will receive a 24 Hour Sheriff Notice on the door of their residence.
Does this mean the Florida Tenant has to vacate the residence within 24 hours? Yes. Unless the Florida Tenant feels that they have a legitimate defense at this point of the Florida Eviction, they may file an Emergency Motion to Stay the Writ of Possession. In this Emergency Motion to Stay the Writ of Possession, the Florida Tenant needs to state the reasons why the Writ of Possession should be stopped. The Florida Tenant’s argument must be strong enough to compel a Judge to have a Hearing on the Emergency Motion to Stay the Writ of Possession. Additionally, the Emergency Motion to Stay the Writ of Possession is most often filed as emergency due to the Florida Tenant’s Eviction proceeding being in the final stage of the Florida Eviction process.
If you are a Florida Tenant that has a received a 24 Hour Sheriff Notice, contact 954 Eviction Attorneys, PLLC today at (954) 323-2529 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Although a 24 Hour Sheriff Notice is the final stage of an Florida Eviction process, you still have rights as a Florida Tenant. 954 Eviction Attorneys, PLLC has offices in both Broward and Palm Beach County in order to better serve our Eviction clients.