$1.2 Million in Unclaimed Money Available from City of San Diego

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Anyone who has done business with the City of San Diego in the past three years, including paying business taxes, could be owed money.

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The city regularly receives returned checks that were undeliverable based on the address on file. Checks that remain uncashed after six months becomes unclaimed monies, according to city officials.

Currently, more than $1.2 million in unclaimed monies is being held by the city in 2,368 accounts. The unclaimed monies belong to people or businesses that have not received money owed to them as a result of refunds or vendor payments.

An unclaimed monies report is available on the city’s website at www.sandiego.gov/comptroller/reports/unclaimed and is updated quarterly.

“We want to refund every single dollar of unclaimed money,” said Cecilia San Pedro, disbursements manager for the Office of the City Comptroller. “A simple search is all it takes to verify if you have been issued a check that has gone unclaimed. There is no charge to search the data or to file a claim.”

Payees can not claim money after it has been unclaimed for over a year.

To submit a claim, print and complete the Request for Unclaimed Monies form. Send to:

City of San Diego, Office of the City Comptroller

Unclaimed Monies Claim Processing

202 C St. – Mail Station 7A

San Diego, CA 92101

Once a claim is verified, a replacement check will be issued in four to six weeks, according to officials. Anyone who has questions about unclaimed money can call (619) 236-6310 or email comptroller@sandiego.gov.

–City News Service

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