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SUFFOLK COUNTY SHERIFF

Civil Process Division
132 Portland Street
Boston, MA 02114
Phone: (617) 704-6999
Fax: (617) 704-6998

Hours: Monday-Friday
8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

 
Our Process: Evictions, Arrests, Personal Property Seizures

Seizure of Personal Property on Execution

Mail or deliver the original Execution on Money Judgment to the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department-Civil Division. A letter of instruction including the description of property being seized and an advance deposit of $300.00. When we receive all the documents you will be contacted by our office.

Notice to Quit (TENANT/LANDLORD)

Mail or deliver the completed notice to quit/eviction to the Suffolk County Sheriff's Office. The original notice must be served on the defendant. After the service is completed, a true and attested copy of the notice to quit/eviction will be returned along with our return of service. It is your responsibility to bring these documents to court to continue with the next step of the eviction process.

10 Day Notice - A notice given to a tenant or tenants to move from a premises. Usually for drug arrest/conviction or trespassers.

14 Day Notice - Required by law, to be given to a tenant or tenants, informing them that they have 14 days to pay rent or landlord will go to Court.

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30 Day Notice - required by law, to be given to a tenant or tenants, 30 days before the next rent is due, informing them that the landlord wants possession of the premises.

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14 Day and 30 Day Notices are also available for download under our Links Tab.

SUMMARY PROCESS/EVICTIONS-TENANT/LANDLORD

Summary Process Summons - Legal document, requiring a tenant or tenant s to appear in court to answer to the charges brought forward by the landlord. If you obtain a Summary Process Summons from the court, please contact our office for dates and further instruction. Summary Process/Eviction Executions will issue after this step.

EVICTION REQUIREMENTS:
· Original Execution from Court
· Advance Payment of $300.00
· Residential Eviction Service Request & Information Packet – (Please read, sign and return entire packet back to our office with accompanying documents)

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Summary Process Executions/Eviction Executions - Court order commanding the deputy to turn over possession of a dwelling to the plaintiff/creditor or evict the tenants.

48 Hour Notice - Prepared by the Civil Process Division, required by law, to be served on a tenant or tenants at least 48 hours prior to a Court ordered residential eviction.

*Please follow the same instruction for Commercial Evictions. A 48 Hour notice is not required unless requested by the plaintiff or attorney* Residential/Commercial Service Request & Information Packet is also available for download under our Links Tab. For more information please contact Lead Enforcement Unit Deputy Sherriff Brian Dalton 617-704-6999 ext. 2701 or 617-596-0429

CAPIAS/CIVIL ARREST WARRANT

Capias/Civil Arrest Warrants - Capias warrants are issued when an individual refuses to obey a Civil Court Order and the Court finds them in contempt. This commands the Deputy Sheriff to bring the individual before the Court to answer on their contempt charge.

VOLUNTARY CAPIAS REQUIREMENTS:
· Original Capias Warrant
· Advance Payment of $60.00 (for in-county courts) $100.00 (for out-of-county courts)

Voluntary Capias Procedure - A series of notices are mailed to the individual notifying them a warrant has issued and our office is in possession of said warrant. This procedure provides the individual an opportunity to resolve the matter at the scheduled court date with and Enforcement Deputy . For more information regarding the voluntary capias process please contact Deputy Sheriff John Jouvelis 617-704-6999 ext 2722

PHYSICAL ARREST REQUIREMENTS:
· Advance Payment of $300.00 (for- in county courts) $400.00 (for out-of-county courts)
· Enforcement Unit Arrest Request Packet - (Please read, sign and return entire packet back to our office with accompanying documents)

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Physical Arrest Procedure - When the Enforcement Unit has scheduled a tentative “pick-up” day for the individual, the pro-se/attorney will be notified to be on a stand by basis for that specific date in the event of a successful arrest. When the individual is in custody, the Enforcement Unit Deputy will notify the pro-se/attorney to meet at the court. For more information please contact Lead Enforcement Unit Deputy Sherriff Brian Dalton 617-704-6999 ext. 2701 or 617-596-0429


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