Stay of Execution

Apply for a Stay of Execution in California

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Did you receive a Sheriff's Notice to Vacate? In California, tenants can apply to delay the sheriff's lock-out by up to 40 days. This delay is called a "Stay of Execution". Use this online questionnaire to create your own custom application for a Stay of Execution in Santa Clara County. (If used in another CA county, make sure to change the name and address of the court in the final Word document.)

In Santa Clara County, the court fee for filing a Stay of Execution is $60. You can request a Fee Waiver by filing two forms (FW-001 & FW-003) along with your Stay of Execution application.

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