Cook County Sheriff eviction information letter

A few weeks ago, I wrote about the procedures at the Cook County Sheriff for enforcing court entered residential eviction orders.  In that article, I indicated that a few weeks after paying the Sheriff the eviction service fee, his office would send a letter in the mail with the district number and sheriff’s number on it.  (UPDATE: you can also learn the Sheriff’s district by taking the last three digits of the zip code of the property address to be evicted).  From there, a lessor must check the Sheriff’s website daily to match up the numbers to find out when the eviction will take place.  I wanted to show what that letter currently looks like (after the jump).I’ve redacted some confidential information from the letter, but, as you can see, the letter is straightforward enough.

Once the lessor has this letter, it is still a waiting game and the lessor will have to follow the balance of the Sheriff’s eviction procedures, but, the process is a step closer to being over.

If you are a lessor and need help with the legal process involved in a Sheriff’s eviction, please feel free to give us a call and we can see if we are a match to represent you.

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7 Responses to Cook County Sheriff eviction information letter

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  2. Eviction was filed 2/14/13. So far I have heard nothing regarding time and date when this process will take place. The person still lives in my house getting FREE heat, water and a place to stay while I a tax payer is suffering the consequences of being a responsible citizen.

    • Richard Magnone says:

      Maria, there are many details left out of your message, so I’m going to speak in generalities.

      First, when a landlord files an eviction in Cook County, the landlord chooses the return date from the various return dates available from the court. This date is usually entered on the complaint and the summons. The landlord then brings copies of the summons and complaint to the Cook County Sheriff to be served. The landlord can then follow up by calling the Sheriff or checking online to see if the Sheriff has managed to get service of process on the tenant.

      When a case is filed, the landlord knows the time and date for the initial return date immediately. The court does not make contact later with the landlord. So, it sounds like something is wrong based on your facts.

      As for the tenant, yes, they are living free. That’s a reality of the eviction process and system. Landlords are running a business and need to build these costs in to their projections when making rental business decisions. Whether or not you are a taxpayer or a good person is totally irrelevant. What you are actually suffering are the consequences of being a landlord in a difficult business position.

      If you have an attorney, you should consult with the attorney. If you do not have an attorney, you should consult with one and get some legal advice (this post is NOT legal advice) because the facts you mention do not add up.

  3. erica flowers says:

    I received an eviction notice via USP mail. It also say unknown occupants. My court date is in 2 weeks. Can they evict me?

    • Richard Magnone says:

      Evictions are serious. Although our firm only represents landlords in evictions, I urge you to get some representation asap to protect yourself.

  4. Tammy says:

    Would you be able to give a rough average of how many evictions happen in a day?

    Do they only happen between 8am and 12pm?