How can I find my routing number?

There are multiple ways

When do I need my routing number?

Financial institutions use your routing number every time you make a financial transaction in the United States. You’ll often be asked for it when you:

  • Set up direct deposit
  • Pay a bill online or by phone
  • Make a wire transfer

How to write a check

Not sure how to write a check? You’re not alone. Here’s how:

  1. Date the check on the line at the top right corner.
  2. Fill in the name of the person or institution the check is for on the Pay to the order of line.
  3. Fill in the dollar amount in numbers in the box next to the Pay to the order of line.
  4. Fill in the dollar amount in words in the next line. Cents should be written out by putting the cents over 100 as a fraction. For example, $10.25 should be spelled out, “Ten dollars and 25/100”.
  5. If you’d like, you can add a memo.
  6. Sign your full name on the line on the bottom right.

Checking and savings customer resources

You may find the following tools helpful.

Mobile and online banking

Bank when and where you want. Our secure digital banking tools make managing your money fast and easy. With the U.S. Bank Mobile App and U.S. Bank Online Banking, you have 24/7 access to your money.

Account features and benefits

Find easy-to-read summaries of pricing, rates and fees for all U.S. Bank checking accounts in our Simple snapshots page.

U.S. Bank Visa® Debit Card

Skip the ATM. Your U.S. Bank Visa® Debit Card is the perfect way to pay for those little everyday purchases. Keep track of your transactions and rest easy knowing you have zero fraud liability.

Military banking

U.S. Bank is a proud supporter of our military and veteran communities. We have specialized military benefits designed to help those who serve and have served reach their financial goals.

Overdraft protection

Don't let a small miscalculation or oversight cause a big shortage of funds. Overdraft protection covers transactions that exceed the balance in your account, giving you peace of mind and eliminating the inconvenience of a rejected check, debit card transaction or ATM transaction.

First bank account

Whether you're opening your own first bank account or interested in opening an account for a minor, we can help. We have accounts designed with you in mind.

Stay in the know.

U.S. Bank Digital Explorer

Interactive tutorials for digital banking

Learn to bank in the U.S. Bank Mobile App and online banking with simple, interactive demos for everyday tasks.

Financial education

Your financial questions, answered

Check out these helpful articles to learn more about personal finance, or brush up on your money knowledge.


What’s happening at U.S. Bank

Read up on the latest news, announcements and stories from U.S. Bank.

Have more questions?

Get answers to all your questions by visiting our online customer service. Or, you can chat with one of our bankers. Simply stop by a local branchschedule an appointment, or call 800-872-2657. We’re here to help.