How is the dispossessory warrant served on the tenant?

The Landlord is responsible for service of the dispossessory action on the tenant. Personal service on the tenant of the dispossessory warrant must be attempted and may be made by the Sheriff or Marshall by payment of the service fee with the warrant filing fee to the Clerk of Court. The Clerk will forward the service fee to the Sheriff/Marshall. In the event the Sheriff or Marshall cannot serve the tenant personally, service may be sui juris, that is, to any person residing at the premises of suitable age and discretion. If the Sheriff is unable to obtain personal or sui juris service of the dispossessory warrant, it may be delivered by tack and mail, that is, posted on the door of the premises. On the same day of posting, the sheriff must mail a copy of the dispossessory warrant to the tenant at the tenant's last known address.

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1. Can I evict the tenant or the tenant's property from my rental property?
2. Can I file a late answer?
3. How is the dispossessory warrant served on the tenant?
4. I have been served with a dispossessory warrant. What can I do?
5. If the tenant fails to file an answer within 7 days from service of a dispossessory warrant, what can I do?
6. My landlord failed to make repairs. Now what?
7. My landlord owes me money. How can I get it back?
8. The last day to file my answer falls on a weekend or a legal holiday and the Magistrate Court is closed. What can I do?
9. The tenant has filed an answer with the Magistrate Court. When will the hearing be held?
10. What are the requirements for a landlord filing a dispossessory warrant?
11. What do I bring to court?
12. Where do I file a dispossessory warrant in order to evict my tenants?
13. Will an appeal stop an eviction from going forward?
14. Will the Judgment appear on my credit report?