Register On-Line

The District Attorney’s Check Enforcement Program requires that victims register to participate in the Program. This information helps speed up processing of checks and helps assure the prompt and accurate transmittal of recovered funds. Please take a few minutes to complete the form below so that we can update our records. 

Thank you for your help.

Business or Individual Information – Please include your company name as well as the division or store name that applies to your particular location. Include a contact person’s name and phone number.  If more than one person is responsible for bad checks in your organization, include all the applicable names.

NOTE: This information is to be used only by the District Attorney’s Office and its agents for the purpose of managing bad checks that have been turned over to the District Attorney’s Office.

Business or Individual Information:


Business or Individual's Name:   

Division, Store Number, or Location:

Address:

City:    State:   Zip:

Primary Contact:

Phone:   Fax:

 

Number of cash registers for which you will need Notification Signs:

Approximate number of bad checks you receive per year:

 

If several business locations are involved, please fill out this form for each of them.

 

Central Location Information:


Many companies work through a central office. If that is true for your location, please include this information. Special handling requests should also be included. We will do our best to comply, but we cannot guarantee all requests can be honored.

 

Location Name:

Primary Contact:

Address:

City:    State:   Zip:

Phone:   Fax:

 

Send the following to the central address location:

 

Victim Confirmation - Acknowledging receipt of bad checks for processing.

Restitution - Restitution checks and confirmation letters.

Finalization Notice - Notices of checks returned as uncollectible, cases resolved or otherwise finalized.

Other - Miscellaneous communications.

     Specify:

    

 

Special Handling Requests:

 

Merchant’s Agreement:


  1. If you receive a check that is dishonored by the bank, you must first contact the check writer by certified mail to demand payment of the check as well as the posted service fee for handling returned checks.

  2. Check writers must be allowed ten (10) days from the date they receive notice to comply with your request on an Insufficient or Non-sufficient funds check. If the check writer fails to comply you may then send the check - and supporting information - to the Check Enforcement Program.

  3. To refer a check to the Program you must complete a Check Complaint Form and attach the original check or a bank-generated substitute check and a copy of the notification letter to the form (plus the Certified Mail receipt). Forward it within 180 days of the date of the check to the Check Enforcement Program.

  4. Once a check has been turned over to the Program, you cannot accept payment for that check directly from the check writer. Restitution and the associated fees must be made to the Program. Any check writer who wishes to pay a check should be directed to call the Program at 1-888- 678-7752.

  5. Restitution for dishonored checks that are received will be mailed to the victim within seven days of the date restitution is received by the Program.

  6. If the check writer does not comply with the requirements of the Program, he or she faces potential prosecution. If this should be the case, you will be contacted about what action you may be required to take as part of that prosecution. However, not all checks qualify for prosecution.

  7. Once a check has been turned over to the Check Enforcement Program, you may not commence civil legal proceedings in Court without the expressed written consent of the Check Enforcement Program.

  8. If the Program is unable to secure restitution and the check does not meet the criteria for prosecution it will be held, inactive, at the Program office unless the victim requests that it be returned. If additional checks from the check writer or subsequent new information are received the check case may be reactivated. You may request that such check(s) be returned to you for further action by a private attorney or in small claims court.

  9. This agreement may be amended from time-to-time by the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office and such amendments will be effective upon mailing of a notice to the merchant.

  10. By signing and returning the attached Registration form, you acknowledge the requirements of the Program and agree to abide by them. Failure to abide by this agreement may cause a merchant’s or individual’s participation in the Program to be discontinued.

  11. This information is used only by the Prosecuting Attorney Office or its agents to manage dishonored checks. 

  I agree to Merchant Agreement and have read the terms set forth.

  I do not agree to Merchant Agreement and the terms set forth.