for U.S. Checks
- MICR Code Information.
- How to find the
All of the MICR
is required to process a check. To locate
bank routing number,
look between the transit symbols, as shown
in the "Routing
Number" graphic above.
The transit symbols look like a vertical
line, followed by a colon. |:
routing number is
always 9-digits on a U.S. check. The
is also know as the
the RTN and identifies the financial
institution that processes that check, draft
The account number is always following the
on U.S. checks. The example above
has the account number terminated by the ON
US Symbol ||'.
If you are calling a bank to
you must also locate the
bank account number,
be sure to enter all leading zeros.
Most account numbers are 8-14 characters.
To verify both
you can use a service like