How Much Does a Tenant Eviction Cost?


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As of 2015, the cost to evict a tenant ranges from $100 to more than $5,000. The actual cost depends on factors such as attorney fees, court filing fees, document fees, process server fees and sheriff's fees. These fees and charges vary by state and locality.

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Whether the tenant requests a trial and whether an attorney represents him also affect the eviction costs. Any mistakes made throughout this process also create additional costs.

Eviction attorney rates range between $200 and $400 per hour. Document fees average between $15 and $50, and court filing fees range between $400 and $700. Sheriff's fees range between $50 and $60 plus mileage.

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