Eviction Process

The landlord must post or serve a written notice of eviction to the renter giving a 30 day notice to vacate the property. If the renter has not vacated by the 31st day, the landlord should go to the District Clerk's Office located on the 2nd floor of the McCracken County Courthouse at 301 S. 6th Street to obtain a Forcible Detainer with a court date.

The renter will be served the Forcible Detainer by the McCracken County Sheriff's Department. The Forcible Detainer requires the landlord and the renter to appear before the Judge on said court date. Typically, the Judge gives the renter 7-10 days to vacate.

If the renter has not vacated the property by said court date, the landlord should go back to the District Clerk's Office and file for a Warrant of Possession. The Sheriff's Department will serve the Warrant of Possession. The renter will be given 7-10 days to vacate or the Sheriff's Department will remove tenant and tenant's property to the road side.

Forcible Detainer:
$53 to file with the District Clerk
$50 will be paid to McCracken County Sheriff's Department for service on each occupant.

*There may be a charge for a Warrant of Possession.