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UNCLAIMED MONIES

Annually, the Treasurer-Tax Collector conducts an escheatment process for County-wide unclaimed monies. Generally, this listing is published each summer, and any remaining unclaimed funds are escheated by the end of the calendar year.

If you believe that there are monies owed to you, the County of San Diego maintains unclaimed monies lists specific to the payment type. You may access these lists using the following internet links:

Pertaining to County-wide escheatment, Government Code Section 50050, et.seq., provides that unclaimed monies, which remain in the treasury or in the custody of the officers of a local agency for three (3) years, become the property of the agency. At the end of the three-year period, those items in excess of $15 must be published as notification that the money will become the property of the agency after a designated date if it is left unclaimed; items under $15 need not be published. Escheatment to the general fund occurs if a verified claim is not filed by the designated date, forty-five days after the date of first publication. After this date, money left unclaimed will become the property of the county and can no longer be claimed.