Writs of Execution

Writ of Executions are Orders from Court which allow the Sheriff's Office to collect on a judgment. They must be directed to the Sheriff of the county in which the assets of the debtor are located.

The Writ of Execution document itself is good for the duration of 180 days. Judgments issued from Court are typically good for ten years. It is the responsibility of the creditor to locate assets of the judgment debtor which can be levied upon. The two most common levies are bank levies and wage levies. For any levy, the creditor must thoroughly complete the Writ of Execution Instruction Sheet.