Service of a Notice of Eviction,  summons and complaint does not have to be difficult. Here at Baker Street Investigations we offer many services to landlords, apartment managers, mobile homeEviction Notice Port St. Lucie, Fort Pierce and Stuart Florida park owners and commercial real estate managers throughout the Fort Pierce, Port St. Lucie and Stuart areas. For nearly 25 years we have been providing process service for the Treasure Coast, serving private and commercial property owners a way to effectively enforce their rights to their property through the service of court documents.

Choosing a private process server in the Fort Pierce, Port St. Lucie and Stuart Florida area can cut the time of service of such court documents to a fraction of what the local Sheriff's office can provide. Depending on the amount of evictions the sheriff has to perform in a determined area, their service can take up to 45 days. Baker Street Investigations can get you possession of your property back, subject to the orders of a court, many days sooner.

Here is how the process works:

Step 1. Three Day Notice – This is the first step in the eviction process. You either post it yourself or have it serving by process server. The three day notice notifies the tenant to pay the rent in full or vacate the property within three business days. It is signed by landlord or property manager.

Step 2. Five Days Residential Evictions Summons and Complaint for Removal of Tenant – This must be served to the tenant. A copy of the Three Day Notice and a copy of the lease must be included as part of the package. A $185.00 filing fee must be paid at the court plus $10.00 fee for each summons served and $40.00 sheriff’s fee for each defendant. This form must be served by the sheriff within 5-10 days or a private process server with in 48 hours or less to the tenant. It lets the tenant know that they have 5 days to answer to the court the reasons why they should not be forced to move.

Step 3. Default Package – This package is file approximately 6-10 days after the service only if the tenant has not answered the court. This package includes Affidavit of Non-Payment of Rent which must be notarized, Non-Military Affidavit, Motion for Default, Final Judgment for Removal of Tenant, Writ of Possession. There is a fee of $115.00 payable to the sheriff in advance.

Step 4. Writ of Possession – The judge will sign a Writ of Possession after receiving the Default Package and then it will be delivered to the Sheriff.

Step 5. Eviction – The sheriff will post a note at the door informing the tenant the date they must move out and when the eviction will take place, usually within 2 to 10 days. The Sheriff will come back and evict tenant, everything will be removed from the premises and give possession of the property to the landlord.

Thank you for choosing Baker Street Investigations for your Fort Pierce, Port St. Lucie and Stuart process service needs.