California May Owe You Money!
What is unclaimed property?
Unclaimed property is any financial asset that has been left inactive by the owner. The most common types are savings or checking accounts, stocks, dividends, un-cashed checks, certificates of deposit, matured or terminated insurance policies, and safe deposit box contents. Unclaimed property also may include estates.
How can a person reclaim property once it is reported to the State Controller?
To reclaim property, the owner or heir will need to file a claim form with the State Controller's Office. The form is available at the Controller's website on the "Unclaimed Property" screen. This may sound complicated, but the Controller's staff is trained to help people get the money that is rightfully theirs. Call them for unclaimed property assistance at 1-800-992-4647. You may also search the State's unclaimed property database by clicking here.