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Property Execution

A Property Execution is an instrument used by the sheriff to seize assets other than earnings, salary or wages. The type of property targeted will determine the type of Property Execution to be used.

How to file a Property Execution:


You must obtain a Transcript of the Judgment from the County Clerk's Office. Once your transcript of judgment is filed with the County Clerk, you may request a property execution (Form #199) for the Sheriff's Office to attempt collection of your judgment. The County Clerk’s fee is $5.00 to issue the Form 199.

County Clerks Office

300 Center Drive

Riverhead, NY 11901

(631) 852-2000

Keep a copy for your records and make another to file with the Sheriff's Office.


When Filing with the Sheriff's Office:

Make 7 copies (front and back) of the original Form 199. One copy may be retained for your personal records and 6 copies must be sent to the Sheriff's Office, along with the original document.

Forward to the Sheriff:

  • The original Form 199

  • Six copies (front and back) of Form 199

  • One copy of the Transcript of Judgment

  • A note with your name and a daytime contact phone number.

  • A certified check, money order or attorney's check made payable to the Sheriff of Suffolk County for the statutory fee of $15.00, plus the mileage fee.


If the defendant is no longer at the address shown on the Judgment, you must provide the Sheriff's Office with a current address. Without a correct address, the Sheriff will be unable to collect on the judgment.

Mail to:

Suffolk Sheriff's Office Civil Bureau 
360 Yaphank Avenue -- Suite 1A
Yaphank, NY  11980


NOTE:  If filing in person, you may make a cash payment.  Please see the links below for the mileage chart for fee information as well as to obtain a Sale of Real Property Form. Additional information is available from the County Clerk's Office linked here.

Need directions to the Suffolk County Sheriff's Office Civil Enforcement Bureau? Click here.

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