Here’s How To Properly Void A Check

If you have run into a situation where you need to provide a voided check or void one you’ve just written, it can be done easily by following a few steps. First, before you write anything, make certain you’re using a black or dark blue ink pen. This will ensure the message you write stands out from the rest of the writing on the surface. That way there’s no miscommunication. You want to avoid the use of lightly colored pens or even pencils as they might be easily erased or not visible enough.


Next, in large letters, write the word “VOID” across the middle of the check, making sure that your banking details at the bottom are not covered. This will render the check void and no money can be drawn from your bank account with it.

To provide a voided check, you could either void one from your existing checkbook or you might be able to download a copy online through your financial institution. If you don’t feel comfortable using a check to relay your information, then you might be able to fill out a direct deposit form with the same banking data. As for voiding a written check you’ve either lost or already sent off, then you should contact your bank as soon as possible and request a stop payment since you don’t have it on hand.