Fidelity Fund for Sheriffs

Purpose of the Fund

In terms of section 35 of the Sheriffs Act, No. 90 of 1986 (“the Act”), the primary purpose of the Sheriff’s Fidelity Fund (“the Fund”) is to reimburse members of the public who may suffer a loss upon the theft of money entrusted to a sheriff or his deputy or a member of staff in the course of his/her duties.

Applications for Fidelity Fund Certificates

Sheriffs are required to obtain a Fidelity Fund Certificate each year in terms of Section 30 to 34 of the Sheriffs Act 90 of 1986. This certificate is issued by the South African Board for Sheriffs upon application.

The application of a Fidelity Fund Certificate must be submitted to the South African Board for Sheriffs in advance for the coming year on or before the 31st of October, and must include the following:

    • Completed and signed application form. The Fidelity Fund Certificate will not be issued if the application form is incomplete (Application form 4 is available for download.)
    • Prescribed contributions in terms of section 31(2) of the Sheriffs Act, this amounts to  R 575,00 (per jurisdiction) for a sheriff and R 345,00 for each deputy sheriff.
    • Documentary proof that Professional Indemnity insurance is in place.
    • Certified copy of Identity Document.

Correspondence with respect to applications should be addressed to:
The Executive Manager
South African Board for Sheriffs
PO Box 15223, Vlaeberg

Tel: 021 426 0577
Fax: 021 426 2598