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Garnishment, Levy, or Cash Demand

Garnishment, Levy, or Cash Demand

Steps for Filing an Execution (Garnishment, Levy, or Cash Demand)

  • Win a judgment against the defendant
  • File for the execution with the Clerk of Court (Filing fees apply with Clerk of Court)
  • Bring Letter of Dictation and $70 advance fee to Sheriff’s Office for a garnishment or $100 for a levy
    • See Attachements for Dictation to Sheriff form

Garnishment of Wages

  • You will need the defendant's full name, address, social security number and/or date of birth
  • You will need the defendant's attorney's name and address if applicable
  • You will need to provide the name of the employer and address (Defendant must work in Scott County or for the Rock Island Arsenal)

Levy of a Bank Account

  • You will need the defendant's full name, address, social security number and/or date of birth
  • You will need the defendant's attorney's name and address if applicable
  • You will need to provide the name and address of the bank or credit union and you must have either the account number or social security number of the defendant
  • If the social security number or account number are unknown the financial institution will return the paperwork based on lack of an identifier

Cash demand

  • Provide the defendant’s name and address

Executions are valid for 120 days from the date of issuance from the Clerk of Court. Garnishments are in effect from the date of service until the judgment is satisfied, the maximum amount allowed by law is collected, the execution expires or the execution is stopped by the court or by the creditor in writing.

An execution will be returned to the Clerk of Court when the execution expires (120 days) or the full amount of the judgment is received. After the execution is closed in the Sheriff’s Office, all funds will be sent to the Clerk of Court to be docketed through the court system. If the garnishment or levy is successful your advance fee will be returned to you by check from the Sheriff’s Office. The balance of the funds collected will be sent to you from the Clerk of Court. If the full amount of the judgment is not collected during this time frame, the execution can be re-filed with the Clerk of Court for the balance.

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