Hot Checks Section
Accepting A Check
Note: Our office will make every effort to collect and/or prosecute hot checks cases. However, due to legal and practical restrictions, there are certain checks that we cannot accept. Please review our "Don't Get Burned" page to make sure that the checks you are accepting do not fall into these categories.
Procedure for Taking a Check:
Is the address complete?
- The check should contain a permanent street address, and home and work phone numbers.
What You Should Be Checking For:
- Make sure the signature is the same as the printed name.
- Make sure the number amount matches the written amount.
What You Should Be Recording:
Do not rely on information on pre-printed checks nor on the check-writer providing or filling in the information himself. The person taking the check must verify the information by actually examining the identification in order to prove that the person identified on the check is the same as the person writing it.
Corporate and DBA Checks:
Require Special Attention
Make sure the signature is legible or print the person's name above or below the signature. You must have the name of the person who issued the check to file the check with our office. You cannot simply allege the name of the company.