Eviction / Writ of Restitution

UPDATE 6/4/2020: Per Governor Inslee’s Proclamation Extending and Amending, local law enforcement is prohibited from executing all evictions until after 8/1/2020

Gov. Inslee’s Amended and Extended Proclamation

Gov. Inslee’s Amended Proclamation (Page 4, Point 2)

AS OF MARCH 18, 2020, ALL EVICTIONS ARE STAYED UNTIL APRIL 27, 2020

Emergency Order #2


A Writ of Restitution is an order from the court directing the Sheriff to restore premises to the plaintiff. RCW 59.18 is the residential Landlord - Tenant Act and RCW 59.12 pertains to non-residential property (commercial) and wrongfully held real property (foreclosures, for example). Writs issued under RCW 59.18 are good for 10 days and those filed under RCW 59.12 are good for 20 days. If necessary, a writ can be extended by the plaintiff or attorney.

Documents Needed


The Civil Division cannot offer legal advice.


RESOURCES:

Washington Law Help

Northwest Justice Project