The Hamilton County Sheriff’s Office has partnered with GovPayNet to facilitate doing financial business such as paying a tax warrant, purchasing a firearms permit or posting a cash bond.
GovPayNet accepts major credit cards, debit cards and prepaid card brands as payment for gun permits and outstanding tax payments on-site at the Sheriff’s Office. Similarly, cash bonds for release from the Hamilton County Jail may be made on-site, on-line at www.GovPayNow.com, or by phone at 1-877-EZBAIL5. Cardholders can make payments on their own behalf or on the behalf of a friend or family member as long as the payee has some basic information about the arrestee and the bond amount or tax warrant payment amount. For added convenience, GovPayNet’s phone service has dedicated bilingual operators available around the clock to assist with bond payments.
Cardholders utilizing the service to pay tax warrant payments, firearms permits or cash bonds are charged a service fee by GovPayNet at the time of their transaction. There are no charges to the Hamilton County Jail or to the taxpayers of Hamilton County for participation in GovPayNet services. Improving the convenience of paying tax warrants assists the sheriff’s office in the collection of outstanding tax debts owed to the State of Indiana by county residents and businesses. Facilitating cash bond payments may help in reducing inmate population at the Hamilton County Jail and will assist those granted a cash bond from spending extra time incarcerated while trying to raise or access sufficient cash, especially over a weekend, overnight, or holiday.
GovPayNet for gun permits, tax warrants and cash bonds accepts Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover cards. Cash bond services are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week while tax warrant and firearms permit payments may be made during Sheriff’s Office business hours, 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The service for jail release is for cash bonds only.
Inmates bonding through a bondsman must still contact the bail/bond business directly and follow that agency’s procedures to post a bond. GovPayNet, based in Indianapolis, is a leader in processing bail and bail-related payments by card to courts and incarcerating agencies. More than 500 correction facilities nationally utilize GovPayNet to process bail and other criminal justice payments. For more information, visit www.GovPayNet.com or call (888)561-7888.