How Long is a Personal Check Good?

If you have been holding a personal check and have yet to cash it six months later, you probably don’t need the cash. As a general rule, personal checks are good for up to 180 days (or 6 months). You won’t be the first to try to cash an old check, the bank may honor it, however, they don’t have to. Out of courtesy, I would contact the person who wrote it before trying to cash. For more information look here: