Your case will be set for a hearing to go before a judge. An Order To Show Cause will be issued and served on the defendant, notifying him/her of the action and the date of the hearing. You will also be notified of the hearing date.
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You may be able to file a replevin action at the Clerk's office.
You will need three copies of the following:
Please consult the fee schedule (PDF). Currently, the filing fee should be:
Additional fees may include:
Generally, the Clerk's Office accepts cash, personal check, Mastercard, and Visa for the payment of filing fees. However, the Sheriff's fee must be paid using a Business Check or Money Order payable to the "Escambia County Sheriff's Office".
The Judge will review the evidence, hear testimony, and make a determination if the property should be returned to you, the plaintiff, or if the property should remain in the possession of the defendant.
If the Judge orders that the property should be returned to you and the defendant does not willingly return the property, you will need to request that the Writ of Replevin be issued and served on the defendant. The Sheriff will then put you in possession of the property.