A check is Eligible if...
amount is no more than $3,000 (or multiple checks not exceeding this
limit). There are no minimum dollar restrictions.
was received in San Mateo County, deposited in a bank in exchange
for goods or services and was presumed "good" at the time
"Courtesy Notice" was sent to check writer allowing 10 days
to make check good.
photo I.D. (driver's license, state identification card) was recorded
at the time of the transaction.
check is Ineligible if...
parties knew there were insufficient funds at the time of transaction.
- It is a two-party,
credit card, and payroll check.
identity of the check writer is unknown.
is no amount, date, or signature on the check.
has not been processed by a bank.
numeric and written amounts on check do not match.
ineligible for the San Mateo County District Attorney Bad Check
Restitution Program may be pursued via Small Claims Court or by a private