What Is A Levy And Execution?

A levy is a legal method that a creditor may use to seize (take) property that you own. Most commonly a levy refers to an action by IRS or the state tax agency (Arizona Department of Revenue here) to take something from you. Seizure of property to satisfy a judgment would ordinarily be referred to as "execution," since the sheriff is executes the judgment by taking the property from you for it to be liquidated to pay the creditor.

The information on this page is meant to provide a general overview of the law. The laws in your state and/or city may deviate significantly from those described here. If you have specific questions related to your situation you should speak with a local attorney.

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