ROC PAPER SERVICE
ROCHESTER, NY USA
Eviction Notices | Service of Process
Notice to Pay or Quit
If it's been at least five days since a property owner or manager provided a notice to a tenant by USPS Certified Mail, indicating that rent is past due a Process Server may begin attempts to Serve the tenant(s) with a 14 Day Notice to Pay or Quit.
Serving an eviction notice in Rochester and throughout all New York requires that the same third party individual make up to three (3) attempts, on three (3) different days, at three (3) different times of day, within a seven (7) day period.
IMPORTANT: Property Managers are now considered "a party to the action" when Serving an eviction notice to their tenants directly. A 14, 30, 60, 90, etc. Notice to Pay or Quit must be Served in the same manor in which a Notice of Petition is Served.
Notice of Petition & Petition
Should the fourteen (14) days expire without payment, a Notice of Petition & Petition must be filed and Served. This will again require a Process Server make up to three (3) attempts, on three (3) different days, at three (3) different times of day, within a seven (7) day period. USPS First Class and Certified Mail may also be required. Service must occur between seventeen (17) & ten (10) days before the scheduled court date, with short deadlines to notarize & file the Affidavit of Service.
Within the City of Rochester, paperwork must be submitted and the fee paid before eviction services may begin, while surrounding areas provide a court date and collect the fee after Service is complete.
Attorneys & Law Firms providing Notary services & filing with the court may request this type of Service due to the stringent deadlines required when Serving these types of eviction notices. Property managers are encouraged to recommend us to their preferred attorney or law firm.
For warrant(s) of eviction, contact your local County Sheriff's Civil Bureau.