Introduction to Warrant Hold
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: