York County District Attorney
Bad Check Restitution Program


How to determine a check's
eligibility for the program.



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A check is Eligible if...

  • The amount is no more than $2,500 (or multiple checks not exceeding this limit). There are no minimum dollar restrictions.

  • It was received in York 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 via U.S. Certified Mail including return receipt, allowing 10 days 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, or payroll checks.

  • The identity of the check writer is unknown.

  • There is no amount, date, or signature on the check.

  • The numeric and written amounts on the check do not match.

  • The check involves an "extension of credit" or payment on an account or was payment on account.

Checks ineligible for the York County District Attorney Bad Check
Restitution Program may be pursued through small claims court
process or by a private collection agency.