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    Subdivision 1. Time periods. The writ of execution expires 180 days after its issuance by
the court administrator. A levy that is served with a writ of execution that has expired is void.
If the officer or creditor's attorney having the writ levies upon property or earnings before the
expiration of 180 days, the officer or creditor's attorney may retain the writ until the officer sells
the property or completes the levy upon earnings in the manner prescribed by law. Any levy
properly served in accordance with this chapter or chapter 551 prior to the expiration of the writ
shall be processed in accordance with the appropriate statutory section until completion, without
regard for the date of expiration of the writ. Upon a demand of the judgment creditor or the
creditor's attorney within 180 days, the officer shall pay to the judgment creditor or the judgment
creditor's attorney all money collected upon execution after deducting the officer's fees. Upon
expiration of the writ or full satisfaction of the judgment, if earlier, the officer shall make a full
inventory of the property levied on and return it with the execution.
    Subd. 2. Satisfaction. In case of satisfaction, either partial or in full, the officer shall
return the writ to the court administrator originally issuing it and return a duplicate copy of it to
the court administrator of the officer's own county, if execution is upon judgment transcripted
from another county. The court administrator to whom a duplicate is returned shall enter the
record of the satisfaction upon the judgment docket and note in the margin that the entry is
made upon "duplicate return." If the writ of execution is being returned when the judgment has
been wholly satisfied, the writ shall be filed with the court administrator within ten days after
the final payment or within 30 days if the payment is by check or other noncertified funds. If the
writ of execution is being returned partially satisfied, the officer shall include a statement setting
forth the dates and amounts of payments made upon the judgment after the most recent partial
satisfaction filed, if any.
History: 1990 c 606 art 1 s 1; 2000 c 405 s 1

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