We have continued the COVID safety measures put in place during the Pandemic.
Everyone entering the building must:
Plexiglass shields have been installed in each courtroom and in the Clerk’s Office.
Air filters are provided in select areas around the building.
Sometimes tenancy arrangements break down. If the landlord and tenant cannot agree on a solution, they may have to go to court. Unlike other cases, eviction cases can have multiple hearings. There can be a hearing to recover the rental property and one to obtain a judgment for money damages.
If the landlord is requesting both the return of the rental property and money damages, the clerk will schedule two hearings about a month apart and notify the landlord and tenant of those dates by mailing them a copy of the Summons. The first hearing will be about whether the landlord is able to have the tenant removed from the property. The second hearing will be about any unpaid rent, utilities or other damages.
If the landlord is requesting only the return of the rental property, the clerk will schedule only one hearing and notify the parties by mailing them a copy of the Summons.