Eviction Information

Evicting a Tenant

An eviction (Writ of Restitution) involves a tenant being ordered by the court directing the Sheriff to restore premises to the plaintiff. The court follows the tenant-landlord act of the State of Washington. More information about these laws can be found at the Revised Code of Washington RCW 59.12, RCW 59.18, and RCW 59.20.

If you have questions regarding this process, we strongly recommend that you contact an attorney.

Additional information, which may be helpful to landlords and/or tenants, can be found in the Landlord-Tenant Resources page maintained by the Washington State Attorney General's Office.

Writ of Restitution Process

In order to process a Writ of Restitution, once it is issued by the court, JCSO will require specific documents and a fee deposit, as well as certain information.  Without these, we will not be able to accept the Writ or proceed with the eviction. We recommend that you review our Intake Requirements and complete our Mandatory Data Form prior to seeking a Writ from the Court.  These forms are located in the "Documents" section at the bottom of this page, or the "Intake Sheets" portion of our website.


JCSO Documents related to Writs of Restitution / Evictions