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How To Lodge A Complaint

Complaints against Sheriffs are lodged to the South African Board for Sheriffs in terms of section 44(1) of the Sheriffs Act 90 of 1986.

Complaints must be lodged in writing in a form of an affidavit by the person entitled to complain. Complaint by the third person will only be accepted if a written authorisation accompanies the complaint and if a valid reason is given for the inability of the person to lodge his/her complaint personally.

FORM 3-Complaints Affidavit Form FORM 3-Complaints Affidavit Form (146 KB)

Complaints should set out the name of the Sheriff whom the complaint is laid against and the name and address of his office, clearly and succinctly set out the misconduct which is being complained about, and furnish by any relevant documentation (including witness statements) which supports the complaint.

 Online Complaint Reporting Form