Do you have a check from Johnson County that’s more than two years old? You may want to cash or deposit it sooner rather than later.
At its meeting Thursday, Dec. 19, the Board of County Commissioners authorized the cancellation of outstanding county-issued checks that are at least two years old.
The checks will be cancelled as of Dec. 31, 2019. The cancellation of these checks does not eliminate the county’s underlying liability to the payee, but instead follows a best business practice of clearing outstanding checks from the county’s bank account. If a payee presents a claim (with proper documentation of the debt) for a cancelled check, payment will be reissued to the payee.
Kansas state statue allows the Board of County Commissioners to authorize the cancellation of outstanding county-issued checks that are at least two years old.
Approximately 790 county-issued checks totaling $38,226, and one Johnson County Park & Recreation District check totaling $133.50, were issued more than two years ago and have never been cashed or deposited. More than 88% of the uncashed checks are $100 or less.
“For all checks worth more than $100, staff has attempted to contact payees,” said Brent Christensen, Deputy Director of Treasury & Financial Management. “Additionally, we will publish the list of checks in the Olathe News the week of Dec. 23 and will post them on the front page of the County’s website on Dec. 20.”