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Stop Payment on Check



A stop payment on check document will officially instruct your bank to halt payment on a check written on your account.

Uses

  • Requesting your bank to refuse to honor a check written from your account
  • Confirming a verbal request, you made to your bank to stop payment on a check written from your account

Overview

This stop payment on check document will instruct your bank to deny payment on a check written from your account. There are several reasons why you may want to stop payment on a check. If you notice a check is missing from your checkbook and believe it may have been stolen or misplaced, you should order a stop payment. Additionally, you can request a stop payment for a check that you write to the incorrect person or in an incorrect amount. In cases of fraudulent or suspect transactions, you can stop payment on a check if you discover your payment was induced by deception; or, if you write a check for goods or services never delivered, you can stop payment to ensure that you aren’t stuck paying for something you never received.

Fill out this interactive form and present it to your banker if you want them to refuse to honor a particular check. If someone attempts to cash or deposit the check after you have given this stop payment on check document to your bank, they will be unable to receive any funds.

In order to request a stop payment, your bank will require certain information about the check at issue. This stop payment on check form gives you the opportunity to organize all of this relevant information – including check number, amount, payee, and any other information you may have – into a single document you can take to the bank. A written document is almost always required to create or support a stop payment on check request, so this form is a helpful way to make sure that you are prepared to officially request your bank to refuse payment on a check.