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Oconee State Bank, Watkinsville, GA

Elements of a Check

check elements

  1. Date: Write today's date.
  2. Payee: Write the name of the person or company that you are paying.
  3. Amount of check in numbers: Write the amount in numbers. Be careful not to leave space between your numbers.
  4. Amount of check in words: Write the amount of the check in words.
  5. Name: Your personal information is printed here. Never list your Social Security Number on your printed checks.
  6. Signature: Sign your check the same way you sign your name on the signature card.
  7. Memo: Write why you wrote the check. If you are paying a bill, put down any information requested by the company.

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