Judgments are valid for ten (10) years and are generally awarded for a specific sum of money.
If you are a judgment creditor and have received partial payment from the judgment debtor, you may notify us of the payments with the following form:
AOC-CV-404 (This form may only be used if filed in the Clerk’s office in person)
AOC-CV-413 (This form may be mailed into the Clerk’s office)
In lieu of using a form, you may draft a letter but it must be signed and notarized.
If you are a judgment creditor attempting to collect on a judgment, the following is a summation of the steps necessary to pursue an execution of the judgment awarded against the defendant/judgment debtor:
- After a judgment is obtained it is entered into the public record
- The Plaintiff/Judgment Creditor is then required to wait for the statutory appeal period to expire
- Once the appeal period has passed and no appeal has been filed, the Plaintiff may need to serve the Defendant/Judgment Debtor with a Notice of Rights to Have Exemptions Designated (NORD) and a Motion to Claim Exempt Property. If applicable, the Defendant/Judgment Debtor has 20 days to file the Motion to Claim Exempt Property and serve the Motion on the Plaintiff/Judgment Creditor.
- AOC-CV-400 Writ of Execution
- Filing Fee for Writ of Execution is $25.00
- The Service of Process Fee for Sheriff’s service of the Writ is $30.00 per defendant