(1) The following fees will be charged for insufficient funds checks, checks returned from the bank unpaid, and returned e-checks:

(a) first returned check $15.00

(b) each subsequent returned check by the same payer 25.00

(2) The returned check service fees apply to checks returned because of insufficient funds, closed accounts, stop payments, incorrect date, inconsistency in amounts, incorrect signature, and/or lack of signature.

(3) The following exceptions apply:

(a) the payer of the check presents the secretary of state with written confirmation by the payer's financial institution that the check was returned to the secretary of state by the financial institution due to an error on the part of the financial institution; or

(b) the check is a returned e-check from the secretary of state's online payment processor that states the customer entered an invalid routing/account number.

History: 2-15-405, MCA; IMP, 2-15-405, 27-1-717, MCA; NEW, 2014 MAR p. 2179, Eff. 9/19/14.