How to Read the Routing Number of a Check

How to Read the Routing Number of a Check

Reading a Routing Number on a Check

Step 1

Turn the check right side up.

Step 2

Locate the long strings of numbers at the bottom of the check.

Step 3

Find the set of numbers set off by colons and vertical dashes.

Step 4

The numbers inside these marks (usually about eight or nine numbers) make up the routing number for the financial institution that holds the account from which the money will be drawn.