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Riverside County unclaimed property tax refunds returned to general fund

Sep 29, 2013   //   by Chad   //   Latest News  //  No Comments


More than $1.14 million in property tax overpayments  that went unclaimed by hundreds of individuals and businesses in Riverside  County was deposited into the county’s general fund today by the Board of  Supervisors, several of whom expressed regret that the money couldn’t be returned to taxpayers.

“I can’t help but wonder what we’re not doing to contact these  taxpayers,” said Supervisor Kevin Jeffries. “We have committees, commissions and everything else under the sun to collect fees. Maybe it’s time we appoint  somebody to contact these folks so we can get them their money.”

In a 5-0 vote, the Board of Supervisors authorized county Treasurer-Tax Collector Don Kent to take the unclaimed money and place into an active account for the county’s discretionary use.’

However, Jeffries, Supervisors John Benoit, Jeff Stone and John Tavaglione all wondered why the roughly 1,800 prospective claimants to the funds didn’t make an effort to get the money rightfully owed them.

Read the entire article here.

Discovered Money captured the list of people and businesses owed money by Riverside County as of May 1st, 2013.  You can review the list here.  (Some of the parties on this list have already claimed their property.)

Unclaimed property deadline looming for Sacramento citizens

May 16, 2013   //   by Chad   //   Latest News  //  No Comments

Citizens of Sacramento, California have until June 26th, 2013 to review the unclaimed property listing at their treasurer’s website.

The unclaimed property list consists of 10,419 unclaimed items, primarily uncashed checks and utility account credits that result when customers overpay on their account and don’t request a refund.  The sum of all outstanding claims is $1.77 million, which makes the average claim worth about $170.

To claim your money or review the Treasurer’s website, visit 

To view the entire listing, download the PDF at 

San Diego County issues list for September unclaimed funds deadline

Jul 29, 2012   //   by Chad   //   Documents, Latest News, Unclaimed property search  //  No Comments

According to the San Diego Business Journal:

San Diego County Treasurer-Tax Collector Dan McAllister says he has nearly 800 unclaimed cash accounts amounting to almost $200,000 that he’s trying to return to the rightful owners.

The funds in the accounts came from individuals who have done business with any county department in the past three years and are overpayments. The majority of the money, some $117,000, is property tax refunds, but another $94,000 is from refunds by various county departments consumers have dealt with. The largest refund is for about $8,700 while the lowest is $10.

“We hope that the owners come forward before September 14, 2012 and claim their refunds,” McAllister said.

After that deadline, state law allows unclaimed countywide funds to be turned over to the county’s general fund; property tax refunds require four years before the county can officially take them.

The property tax refund listing is available here in PDF format and here in XLSX format (Excel 2010).

The county-wide refund listing is available here in PDF format.

To claim anything found on the list of the unclaimed accounts, go to, or call 877-829-4732.