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Attachment Section

The Attachment Section is responsible for carrying out the execution of a variety of writs, including Writs of Execution, Attachments before Judgment, Replevins, Distress for rent and other specified court orders.  This unit is also responsible for the attachment and/or seizure of personal property and the attachment of real property, as it pertains to certain writs.  Sheriff sales are held by public auction using an auctioneer designated by the Sheriff’s Office.  The purpose of the sale is to sell assets to satisfy court ordered judgments.  The actual process of executing these various writs will vary with the type of writ and the instructions from the plaintiff and/or the plaintiff’s attorney.

All attachments, replevins and sales executed by the Sheriff’s Office will be conducted in accordance with the Annotated Code of Maryland, Maryland Rules and individual Sheriff’s Office regulations.

For more information or questions, please call the Attachment Unit at 240-777-7058 or 240-777-7059.

The Sheriff's Office is first Sheriff's Office in the State of Maryland to be accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies. The Sheriff's Office received its initial accreditation in November of 1995 and underwent successful on site re-evaluations in 2000, 2003, and 2006, 2009 and most recently in 2012. In order to receive and maintain accreditation, the Sheriff's Office has to demonstrate voluntarily that they meet over 4 6 0 professionally recognized standards for excellence in management and service delivery.