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Your Account Number on a Check
A picture showing where the account number is located on a check.

A picture showing where the account number is located on a check (highlighted in yellow).

Justin Pritchard
Your account number is located on the bottom of a check. It is printed in a strange looking font that is designed to be easily read by computers.

In most cases, there are three numbers at the bottom of a check, and your account number is the one in the middle. However, occasionally you'll find checks that use a different format, so it's a good idea to confirm your account number before trying to use anything that you grab off of a check.

A good way to find your account number is to look for this symbol: ⑈. Your account number appears just before that symbol. For more information, see Where is the Account Number on a Check?

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