Filing a Report
Why it Works
File Check(s) Online
How to determine a check's
eligibility for the program
A check is Eligible if...
The amount is no more than $3,000 (or multiple checks not exceeding this limit). There are no minimum dollar restrictions.
It was received in 17th 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. (driver's license or state identification card) was recorded at the time of the transaction.
A check is Ineligible if...
It is post-dated.
Both parties knew there were insufficient funds at the time of transaction.
Is a two-party, payroll, or credit card 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.
Checks ineligible for the Seventeenth Judicial District Attorney
Restitution Program may be pursued through a Small Claims Court
by a private collection agency.