14th Judicial District Attorney
(Grand, Moffatt, Routt)
Bad Check Restitution Program

Brett Barkey, District Attorney



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How to determine a check's
eligibility for the program

A check is ELIGIBLE if...

  • The amount is no more than $2,500 (or multiple checks not exceeding this limit). There are no minimum dollar restrictions.

  • The check was received in Fourteenth Judicial District, deposited in a bank in exchange for goods or services and was presumed "good" at the time of acceptance.

  • A "Courtesy Notice" was sent to check writer allowing 15 days to make check good.

  • A photo I.D. number (driver's license or state identification card) was recorded at the time of transaction.

A check is INELIGIBLE if...

  • It is post-dated.

  • Both parties knew there were insufficient funds at the time of transaction.

  • It is a two-party, credit card, stop payment, or payroll 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 check do not match.

Checks ineligible for the 14th Judicial District Attorney Bad Check Restitution Program may be pursued through a Small Claims Court or private collection agency.