Postponing the Writ can be defined as rescheduling the eviction date to another day. The landlord can postpone the eviction only once. If the first scheduled date is postponed and rescheduled to a later date and time, the 72 hour notice must be served again giving the new time and date, allowing at least an additional 72 hours notice to the tenant. In addition, the landlord must pay an additional $12 fee for each tenant being served with the new notice. Payment of the fee must be made before service of the second notice.
Canceling the Writ means the landlord no longer wants to evict the tenant or the tenant has already moved out and there is no need for assistance by the Sheriff.
The Sheriff reserves the right to postpone or cancel a scheduled eviction due to inclement weather. Generally speaking, if it is raining, snowing, or there are gale force winds, then the eviction will be postponed and rescheduled for another day. The 72 hour notice must be served giving the new time and date, allowing at least an additional 72 hours notice to the tenant. No additional fee will be required if the Sheriff postpones the eviction due to weather.