Does Your Bank’s Address Have to Be on Your Personal Checks?

Personal checks must include the name of the associated bank, but the bank’s address is optional, according to The check must include the routing number of the bank.

Personal checks must include the name, address and bank account number of the account holder, states Checks include a Pay To line on which the account holder writes the name of the person or business receiving the check. The person writing the check must indicate the dollar amount being paid out, using both numerals and words. Some banks allow check issuers to personalize checks to include the names of their spouses, phone numbers and drivers’ licenses. Personal checks contain a signature line for the check writer to endorse amounts paid out.