How Do I File a Writ

When a case becomes writ eligible (based on the laws in your state), the Vacated and Writ links will become blue and active. We do not file Writs automatically, but rather we file them after you have submitted a Writ of Possession Request through our online eviction portal. That way, you will not be charged Court Costs and attorney’s fees for a Writ that you might not have needed.

If you need a Writ of Possession, simply click on the word Writ and the case will move to your Writ Filed section and log a date in the Writ column. A member of our Team will then prepare and file the paperwork with the Court, and pay the court costs for you. What this means for you is that for all Writ requests received through our online system by noon, we will do our best to get the Writs processed and to the Clerk within 24 business hours. We will either courier the Writs and payment to the Clerk the same day (in the counties where we have offices) or we will send them via our Overnight Delivery Service so that the Clerk has them in hand the next business day.

North Carolina — After the appeal period has expired, you will receive an automated reminder to come back to the website and request any Writs that are needed. Writs are not prepared automatically, so be sure to come back and specifically ask us to prepare those that are needed. When you do, we prepare and file the Writs, then pay the court fees up front and invoice them back to you. After the Clerk receives the paperwork for the Writs of Possession you requested, they will process and forward them to the local Sheriff. This can take a few days. Once the Sheriff receives the Writs from the Clerk, the Sheriff should contact the property directly within 5 days to schedule a lockout.  Click here for court contact information.

South Carolina — Writs expire very quickly, so if you need a Writ, please login and request it immediately when it is available. Waiting 2 or 3 days could require you to have to start the process all over again, depending on the County. After you request the writ through the online system, we overnight it to the clerk of court in your jurisdiction. After the Writ is filed with the Clerk, you will need to wait until 24 hours after the Constable posts the Writ and then you will need to contact the Court to schedule a set-out. We recommend calling the clerk/constable 48 hours after you request it through the online system. NOTE: In a small number of counties in South Carolina, the clerk may require you to come by the courthouse and sign an affidavit. Please contact your eviction service manager to verify the time constraints for your specific county. If you believe it is time to file the writ, and you are unable to do so in the website, please contact your eviction services team immediately so that they can check on it for you right away.  Click here for court contact information.

Georgia — After you win possession, you will receive an automated reminder to come back to the website and request any Writs that are needed. Writs are not prepared automatically, so be sure to come back and specifically ask us to prepare those that are needed. When you do, we prepare and file the Writs, then pay the court fees up front and invoice them back to you. After the Clerk receives the paperwork for the Writs of Possession you requested, they will process and forward them to the local Sheriff. This can take a few days. Once the Sheriff receives the Writs from the Clerk, the Sheriff should contact the property directly to schedule a lockout.  Click here for court contact information.

 

If you do not need a Writ, however, please log into your account and click on Vacated, instead.