Where to find garnishment forms

Garnishment is a legal means for a creditor to receive payment for a debt directly from the debtor’s employer via a payroll deduction.  With the exception of debts related to federal and state income tax liabilities and federally-backed student loans, wage garnishment requires a court order.

There are both federal and state garnishment laws.  The Consumer Credit Protection Act (CCPA) provides the majority of federal garnishment law.  State garnishment laws significantly vary, and when there is a discrepancy between federal and state law, the law that results in the lesser garnishment always applies.

Those who are involved in a wage garnishment, whether as the garnishee, the creditor filing for the garnishment, or the employer processing the garnishment, will likely need to utilize the relevant garnishment forms in the process.  These forms vary by state, and most states provide at least some relevant forms on their court, law library, or legal aid website.  Most are in PDF format and are able to be completed and printed, but not saved. If you need a PDF-viewer, you can download a free version of Adobe Reader at http://www.adobe.com/products/reader.html.

If you’re not able to locate the form you need on the state’s websites, www.uslegalforms.com has a wide variety of garnishment forms available.  However, these are not free to download.

Below is a list of each state’s court forms website/page with a huge variety of forms for different purposes.  Keep in mind that states often use the term “attachment” instead of garnishment.

Alabama court formshttp://www.alabamalegalhelp.org/self-help-forms

Alaska court formshttp://courts.alaska.gov/forms/index.htm

Arizona court formshttp://azcourts.gov/selfservicecenter/SelfServiceForms.aspx

Arkansas court forms – https://courts.arkansas.gov/forms-and-publications

California court formshttp://www.courts.ca.gov/forms.htm

Colorado court formshttp://www.courts.state.co.us/Forms/Index.cfm

Connecticut court formshttp://www.jud.ct.gov/external/super/courtfee.htm

Delaware court formshttp://courts.delaware.gov/forms/

Florida court formshttp://www.hillsclerk.com/publicweb/forms.aspx

Georgia court formshttp://www.georgialegalaid.org/forms

Hawaii court formshttp://www.courts.state.hi.us/self-help/courts/forms/court_forms.html

Idaho court formshttp://www.courtselfhelp.idaho.gov/individual-forms-instructions

Illinois court formshttp://www.illinoislegalaid.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=home.formLibrary

Indiana court formshttp://www.in.gov/judiciary/forms/

Iowa court formshttp://www.iowacourts.gov/Court_Rules__Forms/

Kansas court formshttp://www.kansasjudicialcouncil.org/legal_forms.shtml

Kentucky court formshttp://courts.ky.gov/resources/legalforms/Pages/legalformlibrary.aspx

Louisiana court formshttp://www.lasc.org/rules/supreme.asp

Maine court formshttp://www.courts.state.me.us/court_info/forms/index.html

Maryland court formshttp://www.courts.state.md.us/courtforms/index.html

Massachusetts court formshttp://www.mass.gov/courts/forms/

Michigan court formshttp://courts.mi.gov/Administration/SCAO/Forms/Pages/Garnishment.aspx

Minnesota court formshttp://www.mncourts.gov/?page=513

Montana court formshttp://courts.mt.gov/library/topic/default.mcpx

Missouri court formshttp://www.courts.mo.gov/page.jsp?id=525

Mississippi court formshttp://courts.ms.gov/forms/forms.html

Nebraska court formshttps://supremecourt.nebraska.gov/forms

Nevada court formshttp://nvcourts.gov/Law_Library/Resources/Forms/Online_Forms_by_County/

New Hampshire court formshttp://www.courts.state.nh.us/superior/forms

New Jersey court formshttp://www.judiciary.state.nj.us/forms.htm

New Mexico court formshttp://www.nmcourt.fed.us/web/DCDOCS/files/courtfrms.html

New York court formshttp://www.nycourts.gov/forms/

North Carolina court formshttp://www.nccourts.org/Forms/FormSearch.asp

South Carolina court formshttp://www.sccourts.org/forms

North Dakota court formshttp://www.ndcourts.gov/court/forms/

South Dakota court formshttp://www.sdjudicial.com/forms/default.aspx

Ohio court formshttp://www.ohiocourtlinks.org/

Oklahoma court formshttp://www.oklahomacounty.org/courtclerk/Forms.htm

Oregon court formshttp://courts.oregon.gov/OJD/forms/index.page

Pennsylvania court formshttp://www.pacourts.us/forms

Rhode Island court formshttps://www.courts.ri.gov/PublicResources/forms/Pages/default.aspx

Tennessee court formshttp://www.tncourts.gov/administration/judicial-resources/forms-documents/court-forms

Texas court formshttp://www.courts.state.tx.us/pubs/pubs-home.asp

Utah court formshttp://www.utcourts.gov/resources/forms/

Vermont court formshttps://www.vermontjudiciary.org/masterpages/Court-Formsindex.aspx

Virginia court formshttp://www.courts.state.va.us/forms/home.html

West Virginia court formshttp://www.courtswv.gov/legal-community/court-forms.html

Washington court formshttp://www.courts.wa.gov/forms/

Washington D.C. court formshttp://www.dccourts.gov/internet/globalformlocator.jsf

Wisconsin court formshttp://www.wicourts.gov/forms1/index.htm

Wyoming court formshttp://www.courts.state.wy.us/LegalHelp/Forms

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