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RETURNED CHECK FEES

Accounting Services Section (ACT)

POLICY 28

Effective Date: 01/01/1999

Last Modified Date: 06/21/1999


Processing Fee

A processing fee, not to exceed twenty-five dollars ($25.00), may be charged and collected for checks on which payment has been refused by the payor bank because of insufficient funds or because the drawer did not have an account at that bank if at the time the consumer presented the check to the person, a sign:

When the drawer sends a check by mail for payment of a debt and the check is dishonored and returned the processing fee may be collected if the drawer was given prior written notice that a fee would be charged for returned checks.

Depositing Returned Checks

Departments must deposit the returned check fee into the fund that provides the majority of the support for the following:


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