Writ Of Attachment (Pre-Judgment)

The plaintiff at the time of issuing the summons, or at any time thereafter, may apply to the court for an order directing the clerk to issue a Writ of Attachment and thereby cause the property of the defendant to be attached as security for the satisfaction of any judgment that may be recovered, unless the defendant gives security to pay such judgment as provided in this chapter.

A Writ of Attachment is pre-judgment, which means we have to hold anything we seize under this writ until the judge makes a decision in the case. However, we are unable to hold real property, so the writ must be recorded after posting which prevents the owner from transferring ownership to another party.

Items Required From Attorneys/Pro Pers:


  • Wages/Bank Accounts/Cash boxes
  • Original Instructions to the Sheriff, must have complete service address including zip codes (must include Debtors/counsels complete last known address).
  • Original Writ of Attachment & 2 copies (must be issued by court clerk).
  • 2 copies of Order for Writ of Attachment.
  • 2 copies of Order for Writ of Garnishment (may be in Order for Writ of Attachment, NRS 31.249).
  • $5.00 business check, cashier's check, or money order made payable to Garnishee (not needed for cash boxes).
  • Original Writ of Garnishment (not needed for cash boxes).
  • Notice of Attachment (NRS 31.045).
  • Documents coming from out-of-state require $100.00 deposit. No personal checks accepted.
Last modified at 9/23/2013 16:21 by System Account