If you have not yet registered with the Check Enforcement Program, it is important that you provide basic information regarding your company. You only need to register one time, but if any of your information changes, please inform our office.
Prior to referring a check to the Program, victims are required to notify the check writer that a check has been dishonored and demand immediate payment of the check as well as the posted service fee for handling the returned check, including the bank charges incurred as a result of the bad check. This must be done by mail. The check writer must be given 10 days to respond. If, after ten (10) days, the matter has not been satisfied, you may refer the check to our office. A Sample Demand Letter is provided for your convenience.
Enclose the original check with the Check Complaint Form. Make a photocopy of both sides of the checks you are referring for your files.
Each check you refer to our office for enforcement must be accompanied by a Check Complaint Form. This form lists all the information needed to process the bad check. It is important that you fill out as much of the information as possible to assure effective enforcement. If you do not know a piece of information you can still refer the check.
Please write or print information clearly. Checks are often very difficult to read. One of the reasons for filling out a Check Complaint Form is to assure we can read names, dates and amounts accurately.