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A check is eligible if...

  • The amount is no more than $1,000 (or multiple checks not exceeding $2,500)
  • It was received in Monroe County, deposited in a bank in exchange for goods or services and was presumed "good" at the time of acceptance
  • A "Statutory Certified Notice" was sent to the check writer allowing 5 days to make check good
  • It is submitted to the program within 90 days from the date on the check
  • A photo I.D. (driver's license or state identification card) was recorded at the time of the transaction

A check is NOT eligible if...

  • It is post-dated
  • Both parties knew there were insufficient funds at the time of transaction
  • Is a two-party or government check
  • The identity of the check writer is unknown
  • There is no amount, date, or signature on the check.
  • It has not been processed by a bank
  • The numeric and written amounts on the check do not match
  • The check involves an "extension of credit" or payment on an account
Remember...
You have other remedies available to you. Checks deemed ineligible for the Monroe County Prosecuting Attorney Bad Check Restitution Program may be pursued via small claims court, a private collection or a formal criminal prosecution.