Chapter 3.56


3.56.010    Fee for returned checks.

3.56.020    Collection and notification.

3.56.030    One-year restriction – NSF check list.

3.56.040    Bad check diversion program.

3.56.010 Fee for returned checks.

The Whatcom County treasurer or other agents of the county shall charge a fee as set forth in the Whatcom County Unified Fee Schedule for all checks returned. (Ord. 93-080 Exh. E; Ord. 91-007; Ord. 89-16 (part)).

3.56.020 Collection and notification.

Each department will be responsible for the collection of this fee and notifying the individual of the nonsufficient fund check. (Ord. 89-16 (part)).

3.56.030 One-year restriction – NSF check list.

A. Individuals who fail to make full restitution within one month of date of notification or have a pattern of writing nonsufficient fund checks, will be prevented from writing another check to the county for one year. A list of those individuals will be maintained in the treasurer’s office, updated monthly and provided to all county departments.

B. Each department will notify the treasurer’s office of names to be included or deleted from this list. (Ord. 89-16 (part)).

3.56.040 Bad check diversion program.

Each department may take further action by utilizing the prosecutor’s bad check diversion program. (Ord. 89-16 (part)).