Important: Notice of Fee Increase

By action taken by City Council, certain fees imposed by the Sheriff’s Office will increase on May 1, 2017. These fees have not been modified since 1997 and are designed to reflect the current cost of services provided by the Sheriff’s Office.

The new fees are in bold letters. The new fees are:

(1) Real Estate Executions

  (a) For receiving, processing and service: $150.00
  (b) For conducting and processing a sale: $300.00

In addition the purchaser shall pay the Sheriff any fee charged by the Prothonotary for the acknowledgment of the Sheriff’s deed and the fee of the Department of Records for recording the same.

  (c) For sending a letter of Notice of Sale to defendants: $60.00
  (d) For staying sale after advertising and before conducting a sale: $200.00

(2) Personal Property Executions and Attachments for Common Pleas.

Any writ of execution or any other writ or order requiring levy or seizure of personal property or selling the same according to law.

 (a) For receiving, processing and service: $150.00
 (b) For conducting and processing a sale: $75.00
 (c) For filing and processing property claim: $50.00
 (d) For petition to intervene, stay, set aside: $75.00
 (e) For appraisement of personal property by virtue of any act or ordinance: $75.00
 (f) For each watchman to take care of property levied or taken in legal custody for each eight  hour period or any fraction thereof: $300.00
 (g) For receiving and processing each wage, rent or exemption claim: $30.00

In addition, the Sheriff shall charge all costs necessary to transport, store, and protect any goods or livestock upon or attached to be paid by the plaintiff, petitioner or party requiring same to be incurred.

 (h) For all municipal Court executions: $90.00
 (i) Post Sheriff Sale bills: $75.00

(3) Writs of summons, complaints, Bills in Equity, Rule, Decree, Citation, Subpoena, Interrogatories, Official Notice, Replevins without bond, Mortgage Foreclosure, Foreign Attachment, Fraudulent Debtors, Attachment, Revival of Judgment, Injunction (All forms of legal process not otherwise provided for elsewhere or requiring actual seizure of goods.)

 (a) For receiving, processing and service: $150.00
 (b) For each additional defendant serviced: $30.00
 (c) For enforcement of any injunction or court order for each day of enforcement or any fraction thereof the City shall be reimbursed for all City incurred costs, after an initial filing fee paid by the petitioner: $3,000.00
 (d) For Municipal Court services: $90.00
 (e) The actual cost of the Deputy Sheriff’s salary, including overtime, for any period beyond the normal eight (8) hours working day from Monday to Friday. (The normal working day does not include Saturday, Sunday, or any official holiday.)

(4) Replevins with Bond, Writs of Possession, Writs of Foreign Attachment or Fraudulent Debtors Attachments Requiring Seizure of Goods.

  (a) For receiving, processing and service: $300.00
  (b) For each additional day or any portion thereof necessary to carry out said writ: $150.00

In addition, the Sheriff shall charge all costs necessary to transport, store, and protect any goods or livestock taken under the aforesaid writs to be paid by the plaintiff, petitioner, or party requiring that same to be incurred.

(5) Warrants, Capias, Decree, Attachment for Contempt, Order of Court when the Defendant’s body is taken into custody on Order of the Court.

  (a) For receiving, processing, and service $150.00

(6) Miscellaneous

  (a) For the execution of any matter directed to the Sheriff or requested by law or rule of court the performance of which is not herein mentioned, the Sheriff shall receive the same official fees, commissions and legal costs, including mileage, as for similar service herein specifically provided for. Flat, mileage fee for service of any writ, complaint, court order or any other writ: $25.00
  (b)  Funeral or sick orders of court regarding prisoners: From County Prison to any funeral parlor within the City limits during normal working hours: $66.00
  (c)  From Graterford Prison to any funeral parlor within the City limits during normal working hours: $86.00

From any city, county, or state institution to any funeral parlor within the City limits the actual costs of the Deputy Sheriff’s salary, including overtime, if any, plus mileage pursuant IRS standard mileage rates and toll or bridge fees.

SHERIFF’S OFFICE
CITY AND COUNTY OF PHILADELPHIA
September 2016