File a third-party claim

File a third-party claim through the San Francisco Sheriff’s Office

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What is a third-party claim?

A “third party” is someone who is identified during the process of a levy. They are not named as a debtor or defendant but may be affected by the levy.

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How to file a third-party claim

You may file a third-party claim with the San Francisco Sheriff’s Office. For filing information, please consult with an attorney and refer to the following California Codes of Civil Procedure (CCP):







What happens next?

  • Please follow the requirements as outlined in the above-referenced California Code of Civil Procedures. 
  • Please provide the Sheriff’s Office with your original third-party claim form plus two copies.
  • The Sheriff’s Office will date stamp your claim and serve it to the creditor within five days of receipt. 

The San Francisco Sheriff’s Department cannot provide legal advice. If you have a legal problem, we suggest contacting an attorney. 

CA Business & Professions Code Section 6125 Government Code 24004