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Introduction to Warrant Hold
Process Overview

Note: This is a high-level overview of the warrant hold process that does not cover exceptions such as Bankruptcy and Hold Special Circumstances.

  • The Hold Source agency reports in TINS that a person or other entity has an outstanding state debt.
  • A payee with an outstanding state debt is due a state payment.
  • The payment systems check the hold table and identifies that the payment should be held.
  • Instead of a direct deposit or warrant distributed to the payee, a warrant is issued and held at the Comptroller’s office.
  • The Notice of State Payment(s) Held is mailed to the payee.
  • If no action is taken, the Comptroller’s office will apply the held warrant to the debt 30 days after the payment date on the notice to the payee.
  • The Hold Source agency:
Glenn Hegar
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
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