Attorney’s Office

Frequently Asked Questions (Bad Checks)

  • I own a business and have received a bad check. What can I do?

    Contact the County Attorney Bad Check Restitution Program Merchant Hot Line at 1-877 279-0998. If the bad check is in excess of $1,000 call your local police department.

    Click here for the Bad Check Restitution Program information.

  • I am a check writer and have questions about my case. Who can I contact?

    Call the Bad Check Program Check Writer Hot Line at 1-866 909-8493.

    Click here for the Bad Check Program Check Writer Web Access.

Contact Us

Polk County Attorney's Office
Polk County Justice Center
222 Fifth Avenue
Des Moines, IA 50309

Phone: (515) 286-3737
Fax: (515) 286-3428
Email: ctyatty@polkcountyiowa.gov