Department of Finance
Are you missing something? Every day the Department of Finance receives returned checks that are undeliverable by postal delivery.
Per City Charter, Section 86, after a period of one-year, unclaimed monies will become property of the local agency following the 45-day required waiting period after public notice has been provided. These funds will be escheated to the City's General Fund and will no longer be available for claiming. The escheatment process occurs annually during the fourth quarter of each fiscal year.
If after reviewing the Unclaimed Monies Report, you have determined that the City of San Diego may have funds belonging to you or your business, please fill out the Request for Unclaimed Monies Form. When claiming multiple checks, please submit individual forms. The completed form(s) should be mailed to:
City of San Diego, Department of Finance
Unclaimed Monies Claim Processing
202 C Street – Mail Station 7A
San Diego, CA 92101
We will review your Request for Unclaimed Monies Form upon receipt. If we are unable to determine if you are the rightful owner of these funds or a subsequent payment has been processed, our office will contact you or return the original documents submitted, including a letter stating why the claim is incomplete or being denied. To avoid any delays in processing your claim, please ensure the following mandatory fields are properly filled out:
If you are filing a claim for which there are multiple payees on the check, each payee must sign the claim form and submit the required documentation. In addition, form must be notarized if your claim exceeds $1,000.00.
You must provide the following supporting documentation to our office when filing your claim:
Recovery Agency (Third Party):
Unclaimed Monies processing time may take up to 3-4 weeks. Please retain copies of all forms submitted for your records. For more information, please contact the Department of Finance at (619) 236-6310.