A Sheriff's Keeper (a civilian employee of the Sheriff) is placed in a debtor-owned business to collect money resulting from sales and transactions. This type of levy is most often effective on retail type businesses that maintain a cash drawer (or register) and conduct over-the-counter sales.
During the keeper period, the business may continue to operate in the ordinary course of business provided all sales are final and are for cash or its equivalent (i.e. checks). Keepers are customarily installed for periods of 8, 12, or 24 hours per day.