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Recovering enforcement costs

Information about the power of the sheriff to recover costs associated with enforcement.

A sheriff has the power to recover reasonable costs that they incurred as part of the execution of the warrants. For example, this could include recovering the costs of:

  • getting a locksmith to assist them to enter using reasonable force
  • removal fees for items that are seized for sale
  • costs of the auction of the seized property.

More Information


Sheriff Act 2009 (Vic)

  • s. 32—sheriff may recover reasonable costs of enforcement and execution

See Sheriff Act 2009 (Vic).