How to determine a check's
eligibility for the Program
A check is Eligible if...
The amount is no more than $1,000 (or multiple checks not exceeding this limit). There are no minimum dollar restrictions.
It was received in Kendall County, 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 7days to make check good.
- A photo I.D. number (driver's license, military I.D., 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, stop payment, traveler's, credit card, or payroll check.
The identity of the check writer is unknown.
There is no amount, date, or signature on the check.
The numeric and written amounts on check do not match.
- The check involves an "extension of credit" or payment on an account.
Check(s) ineligible for the Kendall County State's
Bad Check Restitution Program may be pursued
through a Small Claims Court process or
by a private collection agency.