The transit number on a check is nine digits long and is unique to the specific financial insitution from which a payment is drawn. You might need the transit number if you are applying for direct deposit with your employer or are paying for a product or service using a check over the phone.
Hold one of your checks in your hand and look at the bottom left hand corner of the check.
Look below the "For" or "Memo" line on your check. You will see a series of numbers.
Note the first nine digits of this long list of numbers. These nine digits make up the transit number on your check. This number always starts with a 0, 1, 2 or 3.
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