Eviction Process Under Foreclosure

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office Civil Process Division is the only entity able to enforce an eviction.

Effective December 1, 2017, fees for service including eviction have been changed. Please see Civil Process Fee Schedule.

Scheduling Eviction Date


The Lake County Sheriff’s Office schedules eviction dates upon receiving a certified Order Approving Sale, along with an additional copy. The eviction date is generally scheduled following the stay date (usually 30 days). Certified orders approving sale may be obtained at the Lake County Circuit Clerk’s Office.

Evictions are scheduled on the first available date following the stay date. Eviction dates are based on a first come, first serve basis. Upon receipt of the Certified Order Approving Sale, a request may be made to the Lake County Sheriff’s Office to schedule the eviction.

Rescheduling an eviction is $109.00 per occurrence. 

Unknown Occupants


If there are any persons occupying the property that are not the homeowner, an eviction cannot be enforced. It is the Plaintiff’s responsibility to check the property for any tenants or “unknown occupants”. If tenants or “unknown occupants” are occupying the residence, the Plaintiff/Plaintiff’s Attorney is required to obtain a Forcible Entry and Detainer Order (PDF) specifically naming “unknown occupants”.

Plaintiff does not have the right to change locks or prohibit tenant(s) from entering or exiting the premises if an eviction has not been enforced.

Day of Eviction Requirements


On the day of the eviction, the Plaintiff is required to have a minimum of 3 capable movers and a locksmith (if necessary) at the property at the specified time of the eviction. Tarps and bags may be necessary in case of inclement weather. A Deputy Sheriff will meet the Plaintiff at the address and notify the Plaintiff where to place remaining belongings. Belongings taken out of the property must remain at the designated location for a minimum of 24 hours. Following the 24 hours, it is the responsibility of the Plaintiff to remove the belongings according to the city/municipal ordinances. Please contact the appropriate city/municipality regarding city/municipal ordinances.

Fees


In addition to the scheduling fee, an Eviction Enforcement Fee is charged, based on location - see Eviction Enforcement Fee Schedule. A one-hour minimum fee is charged and prorated every 15 minutes thereafter. Billing occurs following enforcement of the order, and payment is due upon receipt. Failure to pay may result in immediate legal action.