How Do You Write a Check With Some Number of Dollars and Zero Cents?

When a check includes a certain amount of dollars, but zero cents, you would write it much as you would write a check that has cents included. The process you follow is identical, with the only difference being the indication of the amount.

  1. Write the date

    Include the date at the top of the check. You may write out the full month or you may simply use the numerical value associated with the month. Similarly, the year may be written using the full four digits or abbreviated to just two.

  2. Include the name of the recipient

    Write the name of the person or organization who is receiving the check on the "Pay to the order of" line.

  3. Write the amount in numbers

    Locate the window on the right side of the check that includes a "$" next to it, and enter the amount of the check. Be sure to include a decimal with two zeros after it to indicate the check has no cents added to it.

  4. Write the amount in words

    Write the dollar amount in words on the next line of the check. However, instead of writing "zero cents" at the end of the line, write "and 00/100" to indicate zero cents.

  5. Sign the check

    Locate the area for the signature at the bottom right of the check, and sign.