Tax Warrants

Tax warrants are unpaid taxes originating from a Washington agency such as: Employment Security (e.g. overpaid unemployment benefits), Labor & Industries (e.g. worker's compensation), Department of Revenue (e.g. Excise Tax) in which the State files the notice of assessment, plus interest and penalties. The agency is required to pay a filing fee, and the tax warrant is given a cause number and entered into the judgment docket. To make a payment, the agency must be contacted directly; the Clerk's Office cannot take payments on tax warrants. Once a tax warrant is completely paid to the agency, the agency issues a Satisfaction of Judgment which is filed under the designated cause number.