A dispossessory warrant taken due to nonpayment will usually request possession and a judgment for the amount of rent owed. If the dispossessory warrant is served by tack and mail service, a copy being placed on the door and a second copy sent by mail, the court cannot issue a money judgment. However, if the tenant served by tack and mail files an answer, the court can award a money judgment.
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