§3852. Notices of seizure
A. The sheriff to whom the writ is directed shall make three notices setting forth the
title of the action or proceeding, its docket number, the court which issued the writ, the
amount of the judgment or claim specified in the writ, an exact copy of the description of the
immovable property furnished him in accordance with R.S. 13:3851 the fact that the sheriff
is seizing the described property in accordance with Code of Civil Procedure Article 2293,
information as provided in Subsection B of this Section concerning the property owner's
rights and the availability of housing counseling services, and the date of the first scheduled
sale of the property. The initial sheriff's sale date shall not be scheduled any earlier than
sixty days after the date of the signed court order commanding the issuance of the writ. If
the immovable property to be seized is owned by more than one party, the sheriff shall make
an additional notice for each additional party. No other notice of seizure shall be required.
B. The following form shall be used for these notices by the sheriff:
"Notice is hereby given that I am this day seizing, in accordance with the provisions
of R.S. 13:3851 through 13:3861, the following described immovable property, to wit:
_______________________________________ as the property of ____________, under a
writ of ______________, issued on the ______ day of _________, _____, by the
____________ District Court for the Parish of _______________________________, in the
matter entitled ______________ versus___________________, No. _______ of its docket,
to satisfy a claim of $___________, interest and costs, this ____ day of __________, _____.
This matter is scheduled for sheriff's sale on ________day of________, ________,
at_______A.M./P.M. Please be aware that the sheriff's sale date may change. You may
contact the sheriff's office to find out the new date when the property is scheduled to be sold.
The new sale date will also be published in the local newspaper in accordance with R.S.
43:203. If the seized property is residential property, you may be afforded the opportunity
to bring your account in good standing by entering into a loss mitigation agreement with your
lender, or by paying all of your past due payments plus permitted costs and expenses within
the time permitted by law for reinstatement of your account. You are strongly encouraged
to seek legal counsel. If you cannot afford to pay an attorney, you may be able to qualify for
free legal services. Foreclosure prevention counseling services through a housing counselor,
including loss mitigation, are provided free of charge. To find a local housing counseling
agency approved by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, you may
contact the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development or the Louisiana Housing
THE FOLLOWING PARAGRAPH APPLIES ONLY TO PROPERTY THAT HAS
BEEN SEIZED PURSUANT TO A WRIT OF SEIZURE AND SALE ISSUED IN AN
EXECUTORY PROCEEDING: As provided in Louisiana Code of Civil Procedure Article
2642, defenses and procedural objections to an executory proceeding may be asserted either
through an injunction proceeding to arrest the seizure and sale as provided in Articles 2751
through 2754, or a suspensive appeal from the order directing the issuance of the writ of
seizure and sale, or both. A suspensive appeal from an order directing the issuance of a writ
of seizure and sale shall be taken within fifteen days of service of the notice of seizure as
provided in Article 2721. The appeal is governed by the provisions of Articles 2081 through
2086, 2088 through 2122, and 2124 through 2167, except that the security therefor shall be
for an amount exceeding by one-half the balance due on the debt secured by the mortgage
or privilege sought to be enforced, including principal, interest to date of the order of appeal,
and attorney fees, but exclusive of court costs.
Parish of _________________
C. The sheriff shall not be required to serve any further notice of rescheduled sale
dates provided he has not returned the writ to the clerk of court.
Acts 1960, No. 32, §6, eff. Jan. 1, 1961; Acts 1991, No. 662, §2, eff. Jan. 1, 1992;
Acts 1992, No. 533, §1; Acts 2012, No. 504, §1; Acts 2013, No. 339, §1; Acts 2016, No.