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Enforceable Process

Process containing wording allowing or commanding action by the sheriff, or in some cases any law enforcement officer.

Types of Enforceable Writs

Attachment
Commands the sheriff to take property into his control to safeguard it pending further order of the court. fss chapter 76
 
Bodily Attachment
Commands the sheriff to bring a person before a particular judge. may or may not include wording necessary to incarcerate the person if the judge is not available.
 
Distress Writ
Prevents the removal of property from the site and subsequently orders it into the custody of the sheriff to prevent possible damage or removal in order to protect the plaintiff's interests. further order of the court may include levy and sheriff's sale of the property. fss chapter 83.
 
Execution
Commands the sheriff to levy on property to satisfy a judgment. fss chapter 55 - 56.
 
NE Exeat
Prohibits an individual from departing the geographical jurisdiction of the court.
 
Directed Court Order
Commands the sheriff to do a specific act.
 
Replevin
Commands the sheriff to take custody of an item and immediately transfer it to the plaintiff.
 
Tax Warrant
Sheriff's levy for collection of certain taxes.

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