Frequently Asked Questions about Payments Issued by the State Controller’s Office
The State Controller’s Office (SCO) prepares and releases warrants (another word for checks or payments) and electronic fund transfers from the State Treasury.
SCO warrants are signed by Betty T. Yee, and warrant numbers contain digits in the following format: 12-345678.
SCO tracks information by warrant number only. If you do not have your warrant number, contact the agency that initiated the payment for the following information prior to contacting SCO:
- warrant number,
- payee (person receiving payment),
- amount, and
- issue date
If you have this information, contact SCO’s warrant inquiry helpline at (916) 445-7789. To ensure timely customer service to all callers, warrant inquiries may be limited per call. Agencies and businesses with numerous inquiries can send email request to firstname.lastname@example.org, and list warrant information in the following format: