Before you start
You can have interest and collection costs added to what's owed
If you've spent money trying to collect what the judge said you're owed, you can ask to have those costs added to what you're already owed. You can also have interest added.
To have interest and costs added, you must fill out, file, and serve a Memorandum of Costs after Judgment, Acknowledgment of Credit, and Declaration of Accrued Interest (form MC-012).
If you're asking to add more than $100 to what's owed, it's usually easiest to do this before you start the writ process. If you're asking for less than $100, you can file your Memorandum of Costs when you turn in the Writ.
Fill out the court form
- Writ of Execution (form EJ-130)
This tells the sheriff to collect money for you.
Bring to court clerk to issue and pay fee
- Bring your completed Writ of Execution to the court clerk.
- Pay a $40 fee. This can be added to the amount you are owed. If you can’t afford the fee, you can ask the clerk for a fee waiver.
The clerk will stamp and date the Writ of Execution (have it issued).
Give Writ to Sheriff with more instructions
After you have a Writ of Execution, you will send it with more instructions to the sheriff so they can try to collect the money owed. Which forms and instructions you give depend if you're collecting from the bank or employer.
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