Stop Payment Letter [Sample]

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Assume you’ve written a check to any business, client, or individual for whatever reason. After that, you considered it and decided against making the payment. 

You should write a stop payment request letter to the bank authorities in this scenario, referencing the check number. It will not be paid if it is presented to the bank.

Stop Payment Letter Sample

[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State, Zip Code]


[Name of Bank Manager]
[Name of Bank]
[Address of Bank]
[City, State, Zip Code]

RE: request to stop payment on lost check number [NUMBER] on account number [NUMBER]

Dear [Name of Bank Manager]:

This letter is a formal request that you do not give payment on check number [NUMBER]. It was written on [DATE] to [Name of Payee] for the amount of [AMOUNT]. 

Kindly treat this check as cancelled if it is presented for payment. I have issued a new check to the payee.

Thank you,

[Your Signature]
[Your Printed Name]

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