Make personal contact with the check writer; if you are unsuccessful, send a courtesy notice. The check writer has 10 days to respond and remit payment. Sample Courtesy Notice
If you do not hear from the check writer or receive payment, click on “form download” for a printable bad check crime report form or go to sign up to file a check(s) online or if your already have a login click here to file your check on line with the program.
Fill out the crime report form, attach originals (you retain photocopies) of all checks and notification documents, such as return receipts and bank notices and mail to:
Victim Services, Inc. Mail Processing
San Mateo County District Attorney
Bad Check Restitution Program
P.O. Box 3050
San Clemente, CA 92674-3050
(postal address only)
If you do not receive restitution within 90 days, contact the
San Mateo County District Attorney Bad Check Restitution Program at (866) 909-8438.