Check Eligibility

Check Eligibility

A Check Is Eligible For This Program If...Writing a check

  • The amount is no more than $1,500 (or multiple checks not exceeding this limit).  There are no minimum dollar restrictions.  
  • It was received in Livingston County, deposited in a bank in exchange for goods or services presumed "good" at the time of acceptance.   
  • A "statutory notice" is sent to check writer allowing 5 days to make check good.
  • It is submitted to the program within 60 days from the date on the check. 
  • A photo I.D. (drivers license, military I.D., state identification card) was recorded at the time of the transaction.

A Check Is Ineligible For This Program If...Signing a check

  • It is post-dated.   
  • Both parties knew there were insufficient funds at the time of transaction.   
  • It is a two party, government, rent, stop payment or payroll check. 
  • The identity of the check writer is unknown.   
  • There is no amount, date, or signature on the check.  Setting check amount
  • It has not been processed by a bank.
  • The numeric and written amount on check does not match.
  • The check involves an "extension of credit" or was payment on an account.

Checks ineligible for the Prosecuting Attorney Bad Check  Program may be pursued via small claims court process or by a private collection agency.