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.

Step 1

Hold one of your checks in your hand and look at the bottom left hand corner of the check.

Step 2

Look below the "For" or "Memo" line on your check. You will see a series of numbers.

Step 3

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.