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§ 21104. Real estate executions

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated StatutesTitle 42 P.S. Judiciary and Judicial Procedure

Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Consolidated Statutes
Title 42 P.S. Judiciary and Judicial Procedure
Fees (Refs & Annos)
Sheriff Fees (Refs & Annos)
42 P.S. § 21104
§ 21104. Real estate executions
(a) General rule.--For executing court-issued writs or orders requiring the levy, seizure or sale of lands and tenements, the following fees apply and, unless otherwise stated in this section, shall be paid by the plaintiff, petitioner or other moving party:
Receiving, docketing and making
Serving or posting a notice or copy
Levying on each separate piece or parcel of land
Service of a writ against real estate of defendant requiring service on third party for each party
Making immediate return of service on a garnishee when writ or other item is retained for further action
Advertising public sale in newspaper, for each parcel of land, in addition to cost of publication and printer's bill
Advertising public sale by handbills, for each parcel of land separately described by metes and bounds or otherwise, in addition to publication and printer's bills
Each sale held subsequent to the first sale
Crying the sale of each separate parcel of land separately sold
Distribution of proceeds
Executing and acknowledging a deed to real property, payment to be made by grantee
(b) Additional fees.--Except under subsection (a)(8), the sheriff shall receive as an official fee a commission, based upon the total amount bid for the property, whether paid to the sheriff or credited to the purchaser, of 2% of the first $250,000 and of 0.5% of the remaining amount.
(c) Fees chargeable to sheriff.--The purchaser shall pay to the sheriff fees of the prothonotary and fees of the recorder chargeable by the prothonotary or the recorder to the sheriff relating to consummation of real estate executions including, but not limited to, the recording of the deed.


1984, July 6, P.L. 614, No. 127, § 4, effective in 30 days. Amended 1994, Dec. 27, P.L. 1349, No. 156, § 1, effective in 30 days.
42 P.S. § 21104, PA ST 42 P.S. § 21104
Current through Act 13 of the 2024 Regular Session. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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