Waukesha County

Handling an Execution Against Property

An execution against property is an order signed by the court to the sheriff telling the sheriff to seize a debtor's property, sell it, and deliver the money received to the creditor. An execution will only be signed if a judgment for money has been granted. If more than five years has passed since the judgment was granted, you must first request a hearing from the court to get permission. Before the court will issue an execution, the creditor (person who won the judgment) must first docket the judgment. More information can be found in the Basic Guide to Wisconsin Small Claims Actions.