Rule changes in execution of orders in landlord/tenant cases

September 19, 2014

 

ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER

 

In Regard to: Executions for Possession of Property in Landlord/Tenant Cases

In light of and based on the changes which the Legislature made in Chapters 534 and 535of the Revised Statutes of Missouri and which took effect on August 28, 2014, the St. Louis City Circuit Court makes and will enforce the following rules concerning execution of judgments for possession in landlord/tenant cases:

1. Chapter 535 Rent and Possession Cases – Execution of Judgment

Default Judgments – 10 days after date of judgment

Consent Judgments – as agreed to by the parties in the judgment or 40 days

Judgment after Trial – 40 days after date of judgment.

2. Chapter 534 Unlawful Detainer Cases – Execution of Judgment

Default Judgments – 40 days after date of judgment

Consent Judgments – 40 days after date of judgment

Judgment after Trial – 40 days after date of judgment.

In addition, if a landlord files a request for execution for possession of the property more than 120 days after the date of judgment, the landlord or the landlord’s attorney must first talk with and get the approval of the judge in the division that issued the judgment in order for the Circuit Clerk’s Office to process the execution request.

SO ORDERED:

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September 19, 2014                                                    Philip D. Heagney #27434

Presiding Judge, Division 1

 

 

Cc: Judges and Commissioners

Helen Haskins, Court Administrator

Jane Schweitzer, Clerk of the Circuit Court

James Murphy, Sheriff

Thomas Gross, Public Information Officer

Rebecca Soeder, Staff Attorney