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Skagit County Sheriffs Office
Writ of Replevin or Order Awarding Possession
 
What Is It?

A Replevin, also known as an Order Awarding Possession, is a legal remedy in which a court requires a defendant to return specific goods to the plaintiff; essentially a judicial repossession. RCW 7.64

CAUTION: IF THE ORDER AWARDING POSSESSION IS ON AN OCCUPIED MOBILE HOME, THE OCCUPANTS MUST BE EVICTED PRIOR TO AWARDING POSSESSION TO THE PLAINTIFF. See Restitution Intake Information Sheet.

What the Sheriffs Office Needs:

Deposit of $100.00

Original Writ or Order and three copies

Must comply with RCW 7.64.035.

Original Bond of Indemnity to Sheriff

Double the value of the property to be seized.

An indemnity bond indemnifies the sheriff from any liability in the civil action. The bond must be presented at the same time as the writ. The bond must be in an amount twice the value of the personal property to be removed, $5,000.00 minimum. The Sheriffs Office will determine minimum acceptable bond amounts.

PLEASE INCLUDE THE FOLLOWING LANGUAGE ON THE BOND:

The principal shall pay all costs, charges, and damages, and save harmless and indemnify the sheriff against any and all claims by the defendants or by any third person or party against him on account of any and all lawful steps the sheriff is to make or to take under said writ, whether or not such writ is lawful or unlawful.

The bond should be made out to SHERIFF WILL REICHARDT.

Plaintiffs Bond to Defendant unless waived by the judge.

Letter of Instruction which includes:

Information on the defendants

Name Last, First and Middle, and/or Business Name
Address
Date of Birth, if not a business
Telephone Number

Information on the plaintiffs

Name Last, First and Middle, and/or Business Name
Address
Date of Birth, if not a business
Telephone Number

Information on the contact person to whom the Sheriffs Office will be releasing the property.

Name Last, First and Middle, and/or Business Name
Address
Telephone Number

Special information such as:

Address of the location of the property if it is not the same as the defendants address.
The best time to attempt action, such as when the defendants are home, which is preferable.
Photograph of item or items to be seized, even if just an example.