How to End a Writ of Execution

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A Writ of Execution will end automatically after 6 months have passed.  If you have been paid before this time, you must end the Writ of Execution.

To end the Writ of Execution, write a letter to the Sheriff’s Department (or other levying agency, as appropriate in your county) asking it to “release” (or “recall”) the Writ.

In your letter, include the: 

  • Case number; 
  • Levying agency’s file number, if different than the case number; 
  • Name of the Debtor(s), as written on the Writ; 
  • Name and address of the institution withholding the property [usually a bank]; and, 
  • Date when the Writ is to be “released.”



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