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Where is my order of eviction (aka writ) ?!?

Posted on : November 11, 2015, By:  Jeremy Piper
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This is one of the all time most popular questions at Piper Legal:  “I’ve requested the writ through the online system, where is it?”  The writ (aka “order of eviction”) can be in many different places.  It helps to understand how the writ process works.  Once the time is up on a judgment and the landlord requests the writ from Piper Legal, our office prepares the document, an attorney reviews it and signs it, the filing fee for the court is generated and the Application for Order of Eviction and check is filed at the court.  That is the fast part.

At court the writ is processed by the Clerk, the fee check processed, ……….. tick, tock  ……………. the file pulled, ……tick………the file and writ delivered to the Judge’s desk……..tock………..Judge signs writ, file returned to clerk……..tick……..clerk issues the writ and delivers it to the deputy sheriff………tock…………deputy sheriff drives around with it …….tick ……… writ is then posted on the property.

Depending on the court this process can take anywhere from 1 to 14 days.  Yes, 14 days.    You do have one protection, under Michigan Court Rule 4.201 (L)(2) “the order of eviction shall be delivered to the person serving the order for service within 7 days after the order is filed.”

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