By order dated May 29, 2015, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court amended Rule 3136 of the Pennsylvania Rules of Civil Procedure governing distribution of proceeds from sheriff’s sales. Under the current rule, the sheriff must prepare a schedule of proposed distribution of proceeds and make it available for inspection in the sheriff’s office. Interested parties wishing to file exceptions to the schedule must monitor the sheriff’s office for its release since there is no provision for notification or service by the sheriff. Under the amended rule, the sheriff must file the schedule with the prothonotary. This will enable interested parties to consult the docket, which in many counties can be done electronically. The amended rule is effective July 1, 2015.
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