Tax Refund Intercept Program (TRIP)

The State of Wisconsin Department of Revenue has a developed a program designed to assist agencies in collection of money owed to them. This court has participated in the TRIP program since its inception. When a defendant does not pay the money owed to municipal court, we "TRIP" them.

After your driver's license has been suspended for failure to pay and/or a Writ of Commitment has been issued for your arrest for failure to pay, we certify the debt and send the amount owed information to the Wisconsin Department of Revenue (DOR) to intercept any tax refund you may be entitled to receive. DOR will attempt to intercept your taxes on our behalf up to 8 years or until the forfeiture is paid in full.

Please note: Even if your driver's license suspension time has run out, the balance will still remain with the DOR until paid in full.