Downtown Fort Wayne

The Allen County Recorder's Office Policy On the Acceptance of Business and Personal Checks

Check Acceptance

In order for a check, received by the Allen County Recorder’s Office over the counter or through the mail, to be automatically accepted, it must include BOTH of the following pieces of information:

• A PHYSICAL STREET ADDRESS (a P.O. Box is not sufficient)


If a customer has an account with our office, we have the necessary contact information and it DOES NOT have to be added to the check.

Electronic Check Representment Policy

In the event that your check is returned unpaid for insufficient or uncollected funds, we may re-present your check electronically. In the ordinary course of business, your check will not be provided to you with your bank statement, but a copy can be retrieved by contacting your financial institution.

If you have any questions regarding this policy, please contact us.