Due to the fact that the laws and procedures for eviction change frequently, please direct all inquiries regarding the eviction process to the Tuscaloosa County District Court Clerk’s Office – Civil Division. They can be reached at (205)349-3870.
Upon a final order for eviction being issued by the court, a deputy will contact the plaintiff and schedule a time and date for the set-out to occur. All evictions will be performed Monday through Friday between the hours of 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. The purpose of a Deputy Sheriff’s presence in the eviction process is to execute the court order and ensure that the set-out is done in a civil and orderly fashion. The Sheriff’s Office does not remove the property from the residence and does not provide the labor for the set-out. The plaintiff in the action is responsible for sending adequate manpower to remove all personal belongings of the defendant from the residence in a timely fashion. All belongings of the defendant in the action are to be removed from the residence and placed on a curb or in the parking lot. The plaintiff can then change the locks and secure the residence finalizing the eviction process.
In the event of an order for the removal of a mobile home from a lot or parcel of property, it is the financial burden of the plaintiff in the action to pay for removal of the mobile home.
COMPLAINTS LODGED AGAINST THE TUSCALOOSA COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
The Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office takes seriously the conduct of all individuals in its employ and holds all personnel to a high standard of service to the citizens we serve. The Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office Procedural General Orders are issued to all persons and are a guideline to assist not only in daily activities but also the Code of Conduct which is expected from each individual.
Any complaints submitted to the office will be thoroughly investigated and a written response will be made to the individual lodging the complaint. It is not necessary to know either the name of the officer or the unit number of the patrol car, as this information is readily available through our computer logs. So that we may have all pertinent facts made available for a complete investigation, we ask that all complaints be submitted in writing and not over the phone.
When this office receives a complaint, it is turned over immediately to Internal Affairs to be investigated. After all facts have been presented and their appears to be a violation of the Tuscaloosa County Sheriff’s Office Procedural General Orders, a Pre-Disciplinary Board is convened to review the alleged misconduct and their decision for any disciplinary action to be taken is then forwarded to the Sheriff. The Sheriff may concur with their decision but reserves the right to evoke further discipline if he deems necessary.
PROTECTION FROM ABUSE ORDERS
A Protection from Abuse (PFA) Order provides a legal option for someone who is being abused or threatened by an intimate partner, or former partner.
What is Criminal Trespass?
Section 13A-7-2 Criminal trespass in the first degree.
Section 13A-7-3 Criminal trespass in the second degree.
Section 13A-7-4 Criminal trespass in the third degree.
Section 13A-7-4.1 Criminal trespass by motor vehicle.
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