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.
You may file your third-party claim with the San Francisco Sheriff’s Office. Please follow California code exactly to complete your claim.
Please also provide the Sheriff’s Department with your original third-party claim form plus two copies. The Sheriff’s Department will date stamp your claim and serve it to the creditor within five days of receipt.
Person or business that is owed money
Person or business that owes money to a creditor
A court-issued judgment that specifies the amount of money a debtor owes to a creditor
A collection enforcement tool that creditors use to collect on a debt
The right to hold property belonging to another person until a debt owed by that person is resolved
Anything you own that can be moved, like vehicles, or other valuable items
Anything you own that cannot be moved, like your home, land, or other buildings
Court-issued document that begins the transfer of assets
The San Francisco Sheriff’s Office cannot provide legal advice. If you have a legal problem, we suggest contacting an attorney.
CA Business & Professions Code Section 6125
Government Code 24004