Sheriff's forms and fees

Standard forms

The main forms used by the Office of the Sheriff are available from the Uniform Civil Procedure Rules (UCPR) website.

The table below gives the form numbers and examples of how the forms are used. You can download the relevant forms from the UCPR website.

Form Example of use
Form Enf-EBR001: Eviction Booking Request

Used to initiate enforcement action on the following:

  • Warrant for Enforcement of Order for Possession (NCAT)
  • Writ of Possession

Form 46: Application: Time to Pay - Individuals

(also known as Notice of Motion to Pay by Instalments - Individual)

Used when you need more time to pay money owed; or you are seeking to pay a debt by instalments.

Form 47: Application: Time to Pay - Corporations

(also known as Notice of Motion to Pay by Instalments - Corporation)

Used when a corporation needs more time to pay money owed; or is seeking to pay a debt by instalments.
Form 75: Notice to Sheriff of Disputed Property Used when goods that are included on the Sheriff's list for seizure do not belong to the person who owes a debt.
Form 20: Notice of Motion Used if you are seeking to suspend enforcement actions by the Sheriff's Office.

To understand how the Office of the Sheriff carries out its enforcement activities and when these forms might be needed, see:

Fees 

The following is a list of the fees of the Office of the Sheriff as at 1 July 2020.

Sheriff's fees are determined by the Civil Procedure Regulation 2017 and Criminal Procedure Regulation 2017.

The below table shows fees charged by the Office of the Sheriff:

Matter

Fee

Item 1

Serving or attempting service of any document, including service by post and preparation of affidavit of service

$69 for each address at which, and each occasion on which, service is effected or attempted

Item 2

Executing or attempting execution of an arrest warrant under section 97 of the Civil Procedure Act 2005

$89 for each address at which, and each occasion on which, execution is effected or attempted

Item 3

Executing or attempting execution of a writ of possession under Part 8 of the Civil Procedure Act 2005

$364 for each address at which, and each occasion on which, execution is effected or attempted

Item 4

Executing or attempting execution of a writ of delivery under Part 8 of the Civil Procedure Act 2005

$89 for each address at which, and each occasion on which, execution is effected or attempted

Item 5

Executing or attempting execution of a writ for the levy of property under Part 8 of the Civil Procedure Act 2005
Note. The 3% levy in Column 2 is not payable in relation to writs executed by the Marshal in Admiralty

$89 for each address at which, and each occasion on which, execution is effected or attempted, plus 3% of the proceeds of enforcement

Item 6

Executing or attempting execution of any court process (other than a warrant or writ referred to in item 2, 3, 4 or 5)

$364 for each address at which, and each occasion on which, execution is effected or attempted

Item 7

Preparing for sale of land following receipt of notice of sale from judgment creditor under rule 39.22 of the Uniform Civil Procedure Rules 2005

$895

Item 8

Furnishing a certified copy of a writ for the levy of property for registration under section 105A of the Real Property Act 1900

$27

Item 9

Providing Sheriff's officers to guard property seized under a writ of execution under Part 8 of the Civil Procedure Act 2005

$488 per Sheriff's officer per day

Item 10

Attending a view by a jury in civil proceedings

$194

Item 11

Opening or keeping open the Sheriff's office on a Saturday, Sunday or public holiday or on any other day before 9am or after 5pm

$784

Item 12

Conducting a debt search on a judgment debt registered with the Sheriff's office for enforcement

​$63 for each name or company or individual searched

Item 13

Retrieving, providing access to and furnishing a copy of any document (otherwise than as provided by item 8)

$13.00, plus $7.00 for each 10 pages (or part of 10 pages) after the first 20 pages

Item 14

Attending a view by a jury in criminal proceedings

$194
Return to top of page Back to top