This week, state Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis announced that more than $20 million in unclaimed property was returned to Floridians during the month of November.
Since CFO Patronis took office in 2017, more than $1.8 billion in unclaimed property has been returned to Florida citizens.
“I’m happy to announce the return of more than $20 million in unclaimed property to the pockets of Florida families and businesses in the month of November,” Patronis said. “As Florida’s Chief Financial Officer, it is my mission to return every cent of unclaimed property back to its rightful owner. In that spirit, I recently launched my Holiday Money Hunt initiative to ring in the holidays. Help us spread the word by encouraging Floridians to recover and claim cash that has been unknown or lost to them. Currently, Florida has unclaimed property accounts with a total value of $2.5 billion. I am encouraging every Floridian to search now for unclaimed property for yourself, your friends, your loved ones, and even your business at FLTreasureHunt.gov. It’s your money, claim it today!”
November 2022 Unclaimed Property Returns by Region:
Pensacola – $1 Million
Panama City – $820,914
Tallahassee – $382,774
Jacksonville – $744,575
Gainesville – $164,484
Orlando – $3.8 Million
Tampa/St. Pete – $3.7 Million
Fort Myers/Naples – $2.1 Million
West Palm Beach – $3 Million
Miami – $4.8 Million
Unclaimed property is a financial asset that is unknown or lost, or has been left inactive, unclaimed or abandoned by its owner. The most common types of unclaimed property are dormant bank accounts, unclaimed insurance proceeds, stocks, dividends, uncashed checks, deposits, credit balances and refunds. Unclaimed property also includes contents from abandoned safe deposit boxes in financial institutions. Unclaimed property assets are held by business or government entities (holders) for a set period of time, usually five years. If the holder is unable to locate, re-establish contact with the owner and return the asset, it is reported and remitted to the Florida Department of Financial Services, Division of Unclaimed Property.
To search for unclaimed property or to claim an account, go online to FLTreasureHunt.gov.
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