If my tenant didn't pay rent, how long until I can evict or notify police to help with his belongings?

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Rent is due the end of the month. I've tried to contact, leave messages with all his references and went by the house. No one has answered and no one is home. He has a dog that I heard barking in the home. How long until I can evict or can I go into the home without them calling back just to make sure the dog ain't messing up the home? Do I get police involved first before I go in?

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