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Writs of Execution
PRIOR TO FILING WITH THE PROTHONOTARY OFFICE, PLEASE REFER TO THE PA RULES OF CIVIL PROCEDURE AND LANCASTER LOCAL RULES OF COURT FOR APPROPRIATE DOCUMENTS AND RULES.
**All paperwork for existing cases must include case number (CI-yy-xxxxx)**
**STATE AND LOCAL COVER SHEETS ARE REQUIRED ON ALL FILINGS, EXCEPT WHERE NOTED**
**Court Administration Office Scheduling Cover Sheet (CAOSCS) required for scheduling a hearing**
**All fees must be paid at the time of filing**
**For parties to receive copies, please include self-addressed, stamped envelopes**
The following filings DO NOT require a State, Local or Court Administration Cover Sheets.
Please consult the Rules of Civil Procedures under Confession of Judgment to review what needs to be filed.
Money Judgment Writ
File the praecipe and writ of execution, the writ notice, major exemption, and the claim for exemptions. With a garnishee, file interrogatories and the address of garnishee on the praecipe.
Note: to file a writ on a confession of judgment, use the praecipe upon a confessed judgment, the notice as required, and the petition to strike. You need the writ notice, major exemption, and claim for exemption. To file a writ of possession on a confession of judgment, file the praecipe for possession upon a confessed judgment, the notice as required, and the writ.
File the praecipe and writ with the 3129 affidavit and Act 91 certification, if applicable. Include the address or legal description of the property.
File the praecipe and writ with the address or legal description of the property.
Indexed Writ - Out of County
File a time-stamped copy of the writ with a raised seal from another county with the writ notice, major exemption, and claim for exemptions. Include certification of addresses. The writ must be directed to the Lancaster County Sheriff. With a garnishee, file interrogatories with an original signature and address of garnishee.