HOW DO ICOLLECTON A JUDGMENT?
Winning a Judgment
may be only
half the battle
the other half.
When you win a Judgment in City Court, the Court sends a
Notice of Judgment
to the parties. The losing party, the Debtor, has thirty (30) days to pay the Judgment. Thewinning party, the Creditor, should first contact the losing party, the Debtor, toattempt to collect the judgement. If the Debtor fails to pay, the winning party, theCreditor, may take steps to collect or execute the Judgment including:
SEIZING PERSONAL PROPERTY OR ASSETS:
An execution issued out of a City Court may be levied against, that is, used to seize,only personal property of the Judgment Debtor
(UCCA Section 1504)
. Theenforcement officer of City Court is the County Sheriff
(UCCA Section 105[b]).
Before the County Sheriff can seize personal property or assets of the Debtor, theCreditor must first identify the property to be seized. To learn the Debtor's assets, aCreditor may request an
from the City Court for afee.An
is a legal document that directs the Debtor toanswer certain questions regarding the existence and location of assets as well asemployment and wage information. (Although usually served on the JudgmentDebtor, an Information Subpoena may be served on another person or corporation,such as a bank, that has knowledge regarding the Debtor's assets.)
Upon the filing of a request for an Information Subpoena and payment of thefilingfee, the City Court Clerk will provide you with the Subpoena, which consists of twosets of Questions and a cover letter. You must mail the cover letter, both sets of Questions, and a prepaid, addressed return envelope to the individual or institution