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Question:

What is the Sheriff's Levy Procedure and what are the requirements?

Answer:

Lee County Sheriff's Office

Levy Procedure and Requirements

Before the Sheriff can proceed with levy on property, the following must be received from the levying creditor.


For Levy on Personal Property:

  1. WRIT OF EXECUTION either on docket with the Sheriff’s Office prior to October 1, 2001 or a newly issued Writ of Execution.
     
  2. INSTRUCTIONS FOR LEVY specifically described property to be levied upon. 
     
  3. Sufficient cost deposit:
    • $2,500.00 for automobiles
    • $2,500.00 to $5,000.00 for vessels.
    • $10,000.00 to $30,000.00 for levy on inventory of a business or residence. Price depends on the amount of inventory.
       
  4. Addresses of all parties.
  5. Affidavit as required by Florida Statutes, Section 56.27 (4) (a) (b) (c).
  6. Copy of Final Judgment.
  7. Copy of registration as proof of ownership.
  8. Copy of Judgment Lien Certificate.

For Levy on Real Property:

  1. WRIT OF EXECUTION either on docket with the Sheriff’s Office prior to October 1,2001 OR a newly issued Writ of Execution.
     
  2. INSTRUCTIONS FOR LEVY with a complete legal description of the real property to be levied upon. 
     
  3. Sufficient cost deposit:
    • $1,500.00 for a short legal description containing no more than 10 lines.
    • $1,700.00 for legal descriptions that are more lengthy.
       
  4. Addresses of all parties.
  5. Affidavit as required by Florida Statutes, Section 56.27 (4) (a) (b) (c).
  6. Copy of Final Judgment.
  7. Copy of Deed.
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