Notice to Landlords/Bank Reps
Your walk-through will be
scheduled for ________________. A deputy
sheriff will call you ______business day(s) beforehand to notify you of the
scheduled walk-through time. The
walk-through will be limited to approximately 15-minutes. Landlords should be aware eviction times may run behind
due to unforeseen circumstances encountered by deputies.
The Wisconsin State Statutes listed below are provided for
your assistance. It is your responsibility to know the content and
the requirements. If you have any
questions please consult with an attorney.
The Sheriff’s Department cannot give any legal advice and will only
instruct you as to our procedures.
on Landlord/Tenant rights is available on line in “The Wisconsin Way”. The handout is available at the following
locations: Toll-free Hotline: (800) 422-7128 Website: www.datcp.state.wi.us
Failure to follow our
procedures or requirements set forth in the statutes will result in a cancelation
or delay of the eviction and may cause the Writ to be returned back to
the court as unsatisfied.
The Procedures listed
below are required either by Wisconsin State Statutes or by the Courts.
the execution of the Writ (Eviction)
Only: When you deliver the Writ to
the Sheriff’s Department you MUST complete the form titled as “Writ of
Restitution Supplement Form”. The
form will provide deputies with your instructions about any personal property
left behind. In absence of the form the deputies must then require a monetary
deposit to conduct a move if personal property is found. See 2013 WI Statutes 799.45 (1) and 799.45
1. Upon receiving the Writ and required fees, a deputy
will serve the defendant(s) a copy of the Writ personally or by posting the
ü The entrance
door of the dwelling must be CLEARLY marked as listed in the Writ
(ie: Apt 1, Upper, Lower, etc). Access to the Dwelling must be clear of DEBRIS,
2. At the scheduled walk-through date deputies will
arrive and remain outside. They may not
know who you are so please approach them and identify yourself. Deputies will then enter the dwelling and
execute the Writ by evicting the defendant(s) or any occupant who is there on
behalf of the defendant(s).
ü Please have a locksmith present if you do not have
keys to the property.
A “2nd Walk-Through” may be requested prior to entering (Step 2) as time limits permit, for an additional fee of
$20.00. The additional Fee will be required if the plaintiff is
unable to gain entry to the dwelling, cannot immediately secure the dwelling,
or does not show for the scheduled walk-through.
3. Landlords: The
“Writ of Restitution Supplement form” will determine how deputies proceed. If you elected to be responsible for the
defendant’s property the deputies will take no further action and the Writ will
be returned back to the Court as Satisfied.
If you elected to have the Sheriff’s Department supervise your removal
of the property OR if you
requested the Sheriff’s Department contract with a moving company to have the
defendant’s property removed, continue to Step 4. See 2013 WI Statute 799.45 (2) (b)
or 799.45 (3) (a).
3. Foreclosures: If
any personal property remains and the deputies decide it has ANY monetary
value, per 2011 WI Statute 799.45(3)
(C), a move will then be
scheduled in accordance to 2011 WI Statute 799.45 (3).
4. The home is
secured. No one, including the previous occupant(s),
is allowed to enter unless it is to prevent damage or to prevent an emergency
from occurring. NO PROPERTY OR DEBRIS MAY BE REMOVED. No exceptions.
The dwelling must
be IMMEDIATELY secured either
by changing ALL the locks or
by other means.
5. The personal property is removed and the dwelling is
returned back to the plaintiff. (See reverse side for Moving Fees). The Writ is returned back to the court as satisfied.
of an Eviction
An eviction may only be cancelled if a request is made to the court that
issued the Writ prior to STEP 2 or
by having the defendant(s) sign a property release waiver relinquishing rights
to the personal property.
ü The waiver is a form which is provided and retained by
the Sheriff’s Department. It must be
signed in the presence of a deputy or by the staff at Sheriff’s Department. NO
OTHER WAIVER MAY BE USED.
ü The person(s) signing the waiver must be the defendant(s)
and possess proper identification.
ü The plaintiff has the responsibility to notify the
defendant(s) to make contact with the Sheriff’s Department if he/she wishes to
sign a waiver.
If you elect to have the
Sheriff’s Dept. conduct a move the Sheriff’s Dept. will contract with an
approved moving company. Below are the
only two moving companies the Sheriff’s Department currently has authorized for
conducting an eviction. The Sheriff’s
Department has been limited to those two companies because of their availability
and their willingness to move and store the property as required by State
You may request one of the moving
companies below to conduct your move. The
request is just preliminary in case a move is required. You, however, must notify the Sheriff’s
Department Process Unit of your choice prior
to the scheduled walk-through in order to process your request.
The fees are required as part of their business and cannot be
negotiated by the Sheriff’s Department.
The Sheriff’s Department can only determine if the fees are fair.
Please check the BOX if you wish to request a specific moving
Per Hour – Note: 2 hour
minimum. Travel time is added.
Photograph Documentation on
Unload Fee – Truck load(17cyds-36cyds) (9cyds-16cyds
Truck load $80.00) (Up to 8cyds
Towing Fee - Per tow
Cancellation Fee - Prior to 4 hours of scheduled
Cancellation Fee – More than 4 hours of scheduled
Phone: 262-654-2171 Fax:
Rates: 2 hour Minimum Charge. Travel time is added.
applied after 4:30pm weekdays, Weekends and Holidays. Rate:
Additional $25.00 per hour / per person
Any Questions Please Call