How long does the eviction process take in Florida?

In Florida, eviction can take a few days to a few weeks.

The first step is for the landlord to give the tenant a notice to vacate, which must be in writing and state the reason for the eviction.

Once the notice is received, the tenant has three days to move out or dispute the eviction. If the tenant chooses to fight the eviction, they must appear in court and present their case to a judge.

If the judge rules in favor of the landlord, they will then be issued a writ of possession, which permits them to have the tenant removed from the property by the sheriff. The entire process can take a few days to a few weeks, depending on how busy the courts are.

Note: Due to COVID-19, the courts are taking longer than the standard times. Please schedule a consultation to speak with an attorney for a more detailed time frame.

Published: Sep 25, 2022

Updated: Aug 17, 2022

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