Procedure for Filing Evictions Complaints

Landlords may file an eviction complaint any time without the complaint being reviewed.

IF a person wants to have his or her eviction complaint reviewed prior to filing, two options exist. The Magistrate has office hours from 7:15 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Mondays. Complaints can be filed immediately after review, assuming everything is in order. Complaints may also be dropped off at the Civil Division anytime during office hours between 7:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. The complaints will be reviewed by the end of the business hours on Wednesday. If the complaint is incomplete or missing necessary documents, the filer will be instructed to come in during the Magistrate’s Monday office hours. If the complaint is in order, the filer may come in and file the complaint anytime upon being notified by the clerk to do so.


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