Check Payment Requirements

Page updated on Jul 29, 2019 at 1:06 PM

check image mediumIn order to be accepted by the City of Alexandria, checks:

  1. Must be personalized: Complete name and address pre-printed by the bank (no P.O. Boxes)
  2. Must have current date: Never post-dated
  3. Must include: Bank I.D. #
  4. Payee: must be "City of Alexandria"
  5. Amounts: written and numerical must be the same
  6. Bank name and address: must be printed on check
  7. Bank and routing number: must be printed on check
  8. Customer signature: required
  9. Returned checks: Replacement of checks due to insufficient funds must be by certified funds or cash
  10. Starter checks: not accepted