Broward County State Attorney
Bad Check Restitution Program



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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 $5,000 (or multiple checks not exceeding this limit). There are no minimum dollar restrictions.

  • It was received in Broward County, deposited in a bank in exchange for goods or services and was presumed "good" at the time of acceptance.

  • A "Statutory Notice" was sent to check writer via U.S. Certified Mail 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 stop payment, two party, credit card, 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 the check do not match.


Check(s) ineligible for the Broward County State Attorney Bad Check Restitution Program
may be pursued via Small Claims Court process or by a private collection agency.

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