Finding Unclaimed $$$$ Money $$$$ in California

Finding unclaimed money in California has been made much easier than in years past.

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And who wouldn't like to learn they have a forgotten stash, large or small, waiting for them?

California's Unclaimed Property Law requires corporations, businesses, associations, financial institutions and insurance companies to report and deliver property to the California State Controller's Office. This must be done annually after there has been no activity on the account of contact with the owner for a period of time specified in the law, generally three years or more.

To start your search, simply go to the web site of the California State Controller's Office and follow the simple directions outlined there.

Best of luck!

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Lottie Kendall, Realtor®


CA DRE#10215160; 650-465-4547

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Comment balloon 4 commentsLottie Kendall • May 25 2010 08:22PM


I found about 60 bucks for me.  I had to fill out the paperwork, then submit a copy of my drivers license as well as social security card.  I also had to show a utility bill showing me living at the address they had on file.  :)  Great post!

Posted by Chris Alston, Silicon Valley, California (Chris Alston (Keller Williams Realty, Silicon Valley, California)) over 10 years ago

Chris, that's a great testimony to the way the California Unclaimed Property Law works. It sounds like the steps you went through weren't too painful, and the rewards were worth the effort. Congratulations!

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 10 years ago

Lottie - Lost and Found for Loot ..... There is a certified cheque out there that I had made out to a school for a memorial scholorship that was never cashed I had forgotton about it ..... thanks for the reminder now if I can find it again.

Posted by Kathy Clulow, Trusted For Experience - Respected For Results (RE/MAX All-Stars Realty Inc. Brokerage) over 10 years ago

Kathy -- sure hope you can track it down and reclaim it!

Posted by Lottie Kendall, Helping make your real estate dreams a reality (Compass) over 10 years ago