The Monroe County Sheriff’s Office is tasked with assisting in the collection of monies owed to the Indiana Department of Revenue through a process of Tax Warrants.
A Tax Warrant is not an arrest warrant. Instead, this is a chance to make voluntary restitution for taxes owed.
Tax Warrants are issued by written letter, never by telephone.
If you receive written notice of a Tax Warrant, follow these steps:
TAX WARRANT INSTRUCTIONS:
If you are disputing the amount owed, call the Department of Revenue at 317-232-2165.
Do not call the Monroe County Sheriff's Office regarding a dispute over the amount owed, as this agency has nothing to do with setting the amount of taxes owed to the State.
Once a payment plan is arranged, you must contact the Monroe County Sheriff's Office at 812-349-2015 if you temporarily cannot meet the payment plan. The payment plan has room for flexibility at the discretion of this agency and we will work with you to meet your tax obligation.
The Tax Warrant system at the Monroe County Sheriff's Office can be very overloaded. When you leave a message, please be patient if you requested a return phone call. Calls will be returned as soon as possible but only if a return phone call is requested in the message.
Tax Warrant Payment Methods:
301 N. College Avenue
Bloomington, IN 47404
Note on Tax Warrants Frauds & Scams
A Tax Warrant is not an arrest warrant. A widespread scam is receiving a phone call threatening the victim with arrest if a Tax Warrant is not paid. Pressure is usually placed for immediate payment by prepaid credit card or wire transfer. Caller ID may show the phone call originating from the Sheriff's Office or other governmental agency. Once a wire transfer or prepaid credit card payment is sent, it is almost impossible to recover.
If you receive a phone call threatening arrest for a Tax Warrant, please hang up and call the Department of Revenue at 317-232-2165 or the Sheriff's Office Tax Warrant Division at 812-349-2015 to verify a warrant. While delinquent taxes may lead to an arrest warrant at some point if unpaid, a Tax Warrant itself is not cause for arrest.