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Whoever makes, draws, utters or delivers any check, draft or order for the payment of money upon any bank or other depository which refuses to honor the same because the maker has no account with such bank or other depository or because the maker has insufficient funds on deposit therein and who fails to pay the amount of such check, draft or order within thirty days following a written demand therefor by the payee in accordance with this section and delivered to such person by regular mail and also by certified mail return receipt requested shall, in addition to any criminal penalties which may be imposed in accordance with law, be liable to the payee for the face amount of such check, draft or order, and for additional damages, as determined by the court, but in no event shall the amount of such damages be less than one hundred nor more than five hundred dollars.The written demand for payment required by this section shall be in the following form and shall be printed in at least ten point type in both the English and Spanish languages: LAST KNOWN RESIDENCE ADDRESS OR PLACE OF BUSINESS YOUR CHECK/DRAFT/ORDER IN THE AMOUNT OF $___________ DATED _________ PAYABLE TO THE ORDER OF ________________ HAS BEEN DISHONORED BY THE BANK OR OTHER DEPOSITORY UPON WHICH IT HAS BEEN DRAWN BECAUSE: ?
The Official State Statutes and other reputable municipal sources were used to research this information. With that said, landlord-tenant laws are always changing, and may even vary from county to county.
The collector must then contact the borrower and recover the bad payment.
Often, when this occurs, the borrower must use alternative payment method, as most will no longer accept payment via their checking account when a check comes back NSF.
Please call the Tax Collectors office to have a bill mailed to you.
The Town of Chester uses a quarterly tax payment cycle.