If a court, government or law firm is levying money from your bank account, do they have to tell you first?
No, they do not. What generally happens is that they will obtain a Writ of Execution from the Court. With the Writ they will have the Sheriff’s office serve levy instructions on your bank. If you bank account exist at the institution that the levy is served upon then the bank will seize an amount that will satisfied the judgment and notify you.
That is the point that you will get notice of the bank levy. The bank then has 10 to 15 days to notify and to send the funds to the sheriff. Doing that time, it is your opportunity to figure out what is happening and ascertain if the bank levy was correct or not.
If they got the right party then the monies will be sent to the Sheriff’s office to send the money to your creditor.