Court Document
Required
Court Document required Original Writ of Possession (Personal Property) (form
EJ-130) plus three copies
Purpose of Process
The writ authorizes the Process Server to seize specific personal property for
immediate delivery to the creditor
Process Server's
Instructions
Provide a specific description of the property and the address where the property is
located. Provide the name and telephone number of a "spotter" who can identify
the property. The creditor’s attorney or the creditor (if the creditor doesn’t have an
attorney) must sign and date the instructions.
Manner of Levy
The method of levy is seizure in which the Process Server seizes the property and
immediately gives it to the creditor.
Time for Service
The writ expires 180 days after the issuance.
Fee Deposit
$250.00 to start.
Fee
$250.00 to start if served, not found or canceled.
Proof of Service
A proof of service is not issued. Instead, a return detailing the Sheriff’s actions is
prepared which accompanies the writ when it is returned to the court.
Information Guide

A Writ of Possession (Personal Property) authorizes the Process Server to seize personal property listed on
the writ and immediately deliver it to the creditor. The Process Server cannot accept money from the debtor
in lieu of the property because the judgment is for possession (ownership). However, the writ may be used to
collect money if the writ specifies a value for the property and the Sheriff cannot find the property. Property
that is not in the possession of the debtor cannot be seized.

The Process Server will schedule a date and time for the levy. The creditor is responsible for arranging for a
"spotter" and moving personnel to meet the Process Server at the address as scheduled. The "spotter" is an
agent of the creditor who can identify the property.

The Process Server will serve a copy of the writ and notice of levy on the debtor (or the debtor’s agent),
explain the nature of the levy, demand delivery of the property and maintain the peace while the property is
being removed. However, if the property is found to be in a private place the Process Server cannot seize it
without a private place order that was issued pursuant to CCP 699.030 unless the debtor voluntarily agrees
to the seizure. Consequently, creditors are strongly advised to obtain a private place order in addition to the
writ of execution.

The creditor should contact the Process Server to ascertain the correct amount of the fee deposit, which
may vary depending on whether a Process Server’s keeper must be utilized.
Checklist

  • fee deposit: $250.00 plus keeper fees (if applicable)
  • Original Writ of possession (Personal Property) plus three copies
  • Submit to the Process Server no later than 150 days after issuance of the writ
LACFCS Department Company
Los Angeles Civil & Family Court Services Department Company
T. (213) 352-0533
F. (888) 596-4381
E. sendme@ladepartment.org
M. 3006 S. Vermont Ave. # 241 Los Angeles, CA 90007    
WRIT OF POSSESSION - PERSONAL PROPERTY (EXECUTION) $250.00