You'll need to write the word 'VOID" on the where you would typically make a check to your payee. Anyone who sees "VOID" on the payee line of your check will understand that your check has been legally voided and even if there is an amount listed or the check happens to be signed, it is, indeed, a useless piece of paper. A properly voided check is no longer viable or usable. The amount written cannot be cashed or used to pay a bill.
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