Evictions

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Evictions

An eviction is an action to restore possession of property to the person entitled to it (landlord). Not only must the landlord establish a right to possession in himself, but he must also show that the tenant is in wrongful possession.
In order to evict a tenant:

The landlord or agent has to file a Dispossessory Proceeding Against Tenant Holding Over in the Fulton County Clerk’s Office*. Note: The address on the dispossessory must be the address that is to be evicted.

Magistrate Court* for Magistrate Cases - 
Fulton County Courthouse
185 Central Avenue, SW
Atlanta, GA 30303
Phone 404-613-5360

State Court for State* Cases -
185 Central Ave. SW.
Ground Floor, Suite TG-40
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Phone (404) 613-5040

All can file online at: http://www.odysseyefilega.com 
 
The dispossessory is properly served. Note: The dispossessory cannot be served unless the premises in question and the dispossessory are properly marked with the correct and complete street address including the suite, apartment or room number, direction, zip code, etc. Any changes that are made on the dispossessory must be made by the landlord or agent. 
 
If the defendant files an answer within seven days of service, a court appearance will take place at a later date.  

The landlord, or agent, applies for a Writ of Possession, select Application for Writ of Possession. Note: Application may be made after the expiration of the seven day answer period when no answer is filed by the defendant or after expiration of the time specified by the judge on a court appearance.
 
The Writ of Possession is processed by the Clerk’s Office and then sent to the Marshal’s Department for execution. A completed form of the document should be sent electronically when filed online.  
 
The landlord, or agent, hires an eviction company to perform the labor or prepares to provide some other source of labor for the eviction. Five (5) or more able bodied people are usually required to perfect an eviction in an efficient and timely manner. 

A deputy marshal contacts the landlord, or agent, and schedules the eviction. The landlord, or agent, advises the deputy of the name of the labor source that will be used for the Eviction. Note: The Writs are usually handled in the order of receipt. If the tenant moves out or pays prior to the actual eviction, the landlord or agent should notify the deputy as soon as possible.
 
The deputies, eviction crew, landlord or agent arrive at the specified time to execute the eviction writ. Note: The eviction deputies must make the initial entry of the premises to be evicted. 

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Contact Information

Magistrate court for magistrate cases

State court for state courts