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Distress Warrants

Every November the Sheriff's Office receives distress warrants from the Lincoln County Treasurer's Office. Distress warrants notify the Sheriff's Office of individuals and businesses within Lincoln County that have delinquent personal property taxes. The Sheriff's Office is mandated by state statute to attempt to collect those unpaid taxes. After receiving the distress warrants, the Sheriff’s Office sends written notices to those named on the warrants in an attempt to obtain voluntary compliance. If direct payment is not obtained, a Deputy Sheriff is assigned to demand payment. This Deputy can also seize and sell personal property of the individual or business to satisfy the delinquent taxes