Hot Check Division

Hot Check / Worthless Check Information

  • Helpful Hints to Merchants Receiving Checks
  • Request proper identification from check writer for verification.
  • Clerks should always write the driver's license number and date of birth on the face of the check.
  • This procedure should be done by the clerk and not the check writer.
  • It is not a requirement for the business to send check writer a certified letter as the District Attorney's office will send a certified letter before filing criminal prosecution.
  • The name of the business should appear on the check as receiver of check and the date the check was presented should be on the face of the check.
  • Ensure that the signature on the check is the same as the name on the check as our office is unable to accept checks without the correct signature.
  • Fingerprint identification is highly recommended on the face of the check.
  • Merchants should never take post-dated or hold checks as our office is unable to accept these checks for collection / prosecution.

Useful Forms: (both forms are fillable and must be completed)