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Office of the Sheriff forms and fees

Standard forms

The main forms used by the Office of the Sheriff are available from the Uniform Civil Procedure Rules (UCPR) website.

The table below gives the form numbers and examples of how the forms are used. You can download the relevant forms from the UCPR website.

Forms number and type Example of use

Form 46: Application: Time to Pay - Individuals

(also known as Notice of Motion to Pay by Instalments - Individual)

Used when you need more time to pay money owed; or you are seeking to pay a debt by instalments.

Form 47: Application: Time to Pay  - Corporations

(also known as Notice of Motion to Pay by Instalments - Corporation)

Used when a corporation needs more time to pay money owed; or is seeking to pay a debt by instalments.

 

 

 

Form 75: Notice to Sheriff of Disputed Property

 

Used when goods that are included on the Sheriff's list for seizure do not belong to the person who owes a debt.

Form 20: Notice of Motion

 

Used if you are seeking to suspend enforcement actions by the Sheriff's Office.

To understand how the Office of the Sheriff carries out its enforcement activities and when these forms might be needed, see:

Fees charged by Office of Sheriff

The following is a list of the fees of the Office of the Sheriff as at 1 September 2015.

Sheriff's fees are determined by the Civil Procedure Regulation 2005 and Criminal Procedure Regulation 2010.

The below table shows fees charged by the Office of the Sheriff

Item Number

Matter  

Fee

  1
Serving or attempting service of any document, including service by post and preparation of affidavit of service $65 for each address at which, and each occasion on which, service is effected or attempted
   2
Executing or attempting execution of an arrest warrant under section 97 of the Civil Procedure Act 2005 $82 for each address at which, and each occasion on which, execution is effected or attempted
   3
Executing or attempting execution of a writ of possession under Part 8 of the Civil Procedure Act 2005 $339 for each address at which, and each occasion on which, execution is effected or attempted
   4
Executing or attempting execution of a writ of delivery under Part 8 of the Civil Procedure Act 2005 $82 for each address at which, and each occasion on which, execution is effected or attempted
    5
Executing or attempting execution of a writ for the levy of property under Part 8 of the Civil Procedure Act 2005
Note. The 3% levy in Column 2 is not payable in relation to writs executed by the Marshal in Admiralty
$82 for each address at which, and each occasion on which, execution is effected or attempted, plus 3% of the proceeds of enforcement
    6
Executing or attempting execution of any court process (other than a warrant or writ referred to in item 2, 3, 4 or 5) $339 for each address at which, and each occasion on which, execution is effected or attempted

7

Preparing for sale of land following receipt of notice of sale from judgment creditor under rule 39.22 of the Uniform Civil Procedure Rules 2005 $832

8

Furnishing a certified copy of a writ for the levy of property for registration under section 105A of the Real Property Act 1900 $25.50

9

Providing Sheriff's officers to guard property seized under a writ of execution under Part 8 of the Civil Procedure Act 2005 $454 per Sheriff's officer per day

10

Attending a view by a jury in civil proceedings $180

11

Opening or keeping open the Sheriff's office on a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday or on any other day before 9am or after 5pm $728

12

Retrieving, providing access to and furnishing a copy of any document (otherwise than as provided by item 8) $13.00, plus $7.00 for each 10 pages (or part of 10 pages) after the first 20 pages

13

Attending a view by a jury in criminal proceedings $180

Jury service

The Office of the Sheriff also receives applications to be excluded or excused from jury service. See jury service forms.