Civil enforcement forms

Civil enforcement forms for creditors, debtors and third parties. If you are a creditor applying for enforcement against more than one debtor, you must complete an application for each debtor.

Form/sWho can use itThis form allows you to

Paying civil enforcement fees [PDF, 200 KB]

Anyone

Pay your filing fee with a Visa or Mastercard.

Notice to complete financial statement [PDF, 322 KB]

A creditor

Ask the debtor to complete a financial statement.

Find out about financial statements

Application for attachment order [PDF, 1.3 MB]

A creditor or debtor

Ask the court to order regular payments from the debtor’s income to pay the debt. Fee: $50.

Find out about attachment orders

Application to vary, suspend or cancel attachment order [PDF, 422 KB]

A creditor or debtor

Ask the court to alter an attachment order.

Find out about attachment orders

Filing a financial statement of judgment debtor (individual) [PDF, 630 KB]

Filing a financial statement of judgment debtor (organisation) [PDF, 829 KB]

A creditor or debtor

Ask the court to assess the debtor’s ability to pay by giving them a financial statement. Fee: $65.

Find out about filing a financial statement

Application for assessment of financial means over the phone [PDF, 370 KB]

A creditor

Ask the court to phone the debtor to assess their financial means. Fee: $80.

Find out about assessment of financial means

Application for financial assessment hearing [PDF, 773 KB]

A creditor

Ask the court to hold a hearing to assess the debtor’s financial means. Fee: $130 (creditor service); $180 (bailiff service).

Find out about financial assessment hearings

Statement of judgment debtor – individual [PDF, 441 KB]

Statement of judgment debtor - organisation [PDF, 436 KB]

A debtor

Give the court a statement of your finances for a hearing.

Confidential address request [PDF, 85 KB]

A creditor

Ask the Ministry of Justice to search their records for an address for the debtor.

Find out about finding an address for the debtor

Filing a new address for service [PDF, 580 KB]

A creditor

Give the court a new address for the debtor so a bailiff can serve a summons or warrant. Fee: $50.

Request for a bailiff to serve a summons [PDF, 178 KB]

A creditor

Ask a bailiff to give a summons to the debtor if you no longer want to serve it yourself. Use this form if you have already applied for:

  • a financial assessment hearing summons

  • contempt of enforcement hearing summons.

Fee: $50.

Find out about bailiff service

Application for warrant to seize property [PDF, 368 KB]

A creditor

Ask the court to send a bailiff to seize and sell the debtor’s property to pay the debt. Fee: $200.

Find out about warrants to seize

Instruction to bailiff to seize specific property [PDF, 184 KB]

A creditor

Ask a bailiff to seize specific property. Complete this along with a Warrant to Seize application.

Find out about warrants to seize

Application to enforce a judgment over six years [PDF, 140 KB]

A creditor

Ask a judge to grant permission (leave of the court) so that you can enforce a judgment order more than 6 years old.

Find out about enforcing a judgment order older than 6 years

Third party claim [PDF, 387 KB]

A third party

Tell the creditor and the court that you have a financial interest in property seized and by a bailiff.

Response to third party claim [PDF, 187 KB]

A creditor

Tell the court if you accept a third party claim. You can also ask the bailiff to release the property.

Notice to bailiff: suspend enforcement and authority to re-enter [PDF, 181 KB]

A creditor jointly with the debtor

Ask a bailiff to suspend a warrant to seize property before it has been completed. The creditor and debtor agree the bailiff can seize the debtor’s property if the warrant is re-issued.

Application for warrant to recover chattels [PDF, 366 KB]

A creditor

Ask a bailiff to recover specific items that the court has ordered must be returned to you and the other party has not returned them. Fee: $200.

Application for eviction warrant [PDF, 472 KB]

A landlord or their agent

Ask the court to evict tenants who have not followed a possession order and also recover a tenancy tribunal debt. Fee: $200.

Find out about eviction warrants

Application for warrant to recover land [PDF, 407 KB]

A landowner or their agent

Ask the court to evict people who have not followed a court order to leave land and also recover a district court debt. Fee: $200.

Application for review of registrar's decision [PDF, 234 KB]

Anyone

Ask a judge to review a registrar’s decision that affects you and you are not happy with. The decision can be about:

  • attachment orders

  • orders made after a financial statement was filed

  • warrants to arrest.

Fee: $250.

Application for contempt of enforcement proceedings [PDF, 374 KB]

A creditor

If the debtor has the means to pay but refuses to do so, apply for a hearing and a judge can order the debtor to do community work. You should get legal advice before making this application. Fee: $200 (creditor service) or $250 (bailiff service).

Find out about contempt of enforcement proceedings

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