Cobb County Government


Bad Check Application

Used by merchants and individuals to obtain a criminal bad check citation/warrant.

Bad Check Notice (Criminal)

Used to notify the writer of the check that the check will be turned over to the Magistrate Court as a citation and allows them to make the check good, prior to filing criminal charges.



The demand letter must be sent to the address on the check and must meet the following requirement set forth by the Official Code of Georgia:

  1. Check number, date of issuance, check amount, and the name of the bank.
  2. A demand for payment of the face value of the check plus $30.00 or 5% (whichever is greater) of the face amount of the check, which is the fee charged by the bank as a result of the dishonored check.
  3. A demand for payment of the check amount within 10 days of receipt of the letter.

Notice that criminal action may be taken against the debtor by the Magistrate Court, District Attorney or Solicitor's Office, if the amounts are not paid.