Attorney Check Enforcement Program

The County Attorney operates a Check Enforcement Program as a means of lowering the impact of bad check crime on local businesses.

Each year merchants lose millions of dollars to bad checks. Bad checks affect everyone, pushing the costs of goods and services higher. As you know, they can be devastating to small businesses. Make no mistake; unlawfully issuing a worthless check is a crime.

The Check Enforcement Program is designed to assist merchants in recovering losses from intentionally written bad checks. The Program is FREE to all victims who accept a bad check within Pottawattamie County. It is designed to handle dishonored checks marked “Insufficient or Non-sufficient Funds,” “Account Closed” and “No Account” that are passed in Pottawattamie County. Our primary goal is to assure full restitution for the victim — including a service fee — without adding to the financial burden of the criminal justice system. Merchants in Pottawattamie County benefit from the Program because they receive restitution without paying any fees. First-time bad check writers benefit from the opportunity to avoid criminal prosecution by completing an offender education course. However, if the person fails to respond to the Program, the case will be referred for prosecution review.

If bad checks are a concern for your business, contact Bounceback at 1-877-347-4673 or email

Phone (712) 328-5649
Fax: (712) 328-5753
Hours 8:00am to 4:30pm
Monday through Friday

Closed Daily from 12:00pm to 1:00pm
Location Pottawattamie County Courthouse
Fifth Floor
227 S 6th St
Council Bluffs, IA 51501