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231 Pa. Code Rule 3140. Notice by garnishee.

Rule 3140. Notice by garnishee.

 (a)  Upon being served with the writ, the garnishee shall promptly forward a copy to the defendant.

 (b)  Upon filing his answers to interrogatories the garnishee shall promptly forward a copy to the defendant.

 (c)  A copy is forwarded within the requirement of this rule when it is delivered to the defendant by an adult at any place within or without the Commonwealth in the manner prescribed by Rule 402(a) for service of original process or when it is mailed to the defendant by registered mail directed to his last known address.

   Official Note

   Registered mail includes certified mail. See Definition Rule 76.

   Attachment of wages, salary and commissions to satisfy a money judgment arising from a residential lease pursuant to Section 8127(a)(3.1) of the Judicial Code is governed by Rule 3301 et seq.

 (d)  Where funds in an account are not attached as a result of Rule 3111.1, the garnishee shall not assess any fee against exempt funds contained in any account held by the garnishee.


   The provisions of this Rule 3140 adopted March 30, 1960, effective November 1, 1960; amended through June 20, 1985, effective January 1, 1986, 15 Pa.B. 2452; amended April 12, 1999, effective July 1, 1999, 29 Pa.B. 2281; amended May 14, 1999, effective July 1, 1999, 29 Pa.B. 2767; amended June 14, 1999, effective September 1, 1999, 29 Pa.B. 3191; amended December 21, 2005, effective one month after the date of the Order, 36 Pa.B. 176; amended April 16, 2010, effective May 17, 2010, 40 Pa.B. 2243. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (316413) to (316414). (Editor’s Note: The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania has suspended its order of June 14, 1999, published at 29 Pa.B. 3191 (June 26, 1999). See 29 Pa.B. 4859 (September 18, 1999).)

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