Treasury - UNCLAIMED MONIES
There is no charge to file a claim for Unclaimed Monies. You can use this Web site to search for monies that may belong to you. Forms and instructions on how to file a claim are also available on this site.
Government Code section 50055, et. Seq. provides that unclaimed monies which remain in the treasury or in the official 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 $15.00 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money will become the property of the agency after a designated date if it is left unclaimed; items under $15.00 need not be published. Escheatment to the general fund occurs if a verified claim is not filed by the designated date forty-five to sixty days after the date of first publication.
City checks become stale-dated after six months and can be reissued to the owner over the next two and one-half years upon presentation of a verified claim by the payee.
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