Submitting a Bad Check

Registration

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.

Before You Refer A Check To This Program

State Statutes requires victims to make at least two attempts to deposit or cash a check - with a seven day period between attempts. Prior to referring a check to the Program, victims must make a documented attempt to collect on a check. A victim must write the check writer to inform them about the dishonored check. If you cannot reach the check writer or he or she does not pay, you should proceed with referring the check to the Check Enforcement Program. We have provided a Sample Demand Letter on this site.

Preparing Checks For Referral

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.