I agree with my colleagues' collective responses; and add only that - IF what you're asking here is simply: "'how LONG is the WOP good for" - then the answer is - at least once it gets to the Sheriff - certainly long enough for the Sheriff to execute (i.e., it will not expire anytime soon - unless it so provides, of course). But you should stay 100% on-top of the process, and in fact, I would suggest you have a good local real estate attorney prosecute any future evictions you might require. It will be well worth the investment; evictions are not fun - nor always easy. Just a thought.
Hope this helps.
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You have to include a check for $90.00 to the Sheriff and the sheriff will pick up the writ at the court house. You can also pick the writ up your self from the Clerk of Court and take it to the sheriff.
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If you don't send to the Sheriff to execute, then its as good as not even having it. Many owners/tenants in possession get upset when they get served the writ and cause severe damage to the property. Some even pour cement in the plumbing pipes. You can eleviate all this if you have an attorney write a letter to get them out amicably yet firmly on your terms. Consult with an attorney to assist you.
You should have asked the clerk this question. The point is now to get the writ to the sheriff to execute and then follow up properly. You really should speak to a real estate attorney to have all the steps done properly. Good luck.
Pursuant to Texas Rule of Civil Procedure 510.8(d), a writ of possession that has been issued, cannot be executed after the 90th day after a judgment for possession is signed. The rules were recently amended, under the previous version of the rules, the writs did not expire. Now, they expire 90 days after the judgment of possession is signed. Please note that the date the judgment of possession is signed differs from the day the writs is issued since you have to account for the required 5 day appellate period.
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