Government

We May Have Your Money!

Dan McAllister, the San Diego County Treasurer-Tax Collector announced Tuesday that property taxpayers and San Diegans who may have done business with any County department within the past three years to review the Unclaimed Monies List available at sdtreastax.com. Hard copies of the refund list are also available at all branch locations.

“We may have your money and you may not be aware of it,” stated McAllister. “We hope that the owners come forward before September 14th and claim their refund(s). The information on how to claim a refund is available on our website in both English and Spanish. We would ask the public not to wait until the last minute to claim their refund because of the escheatment deadline.”

The County Treasurer-Tax Collector’s office has over 797 unclaimed accounts, which amount to almost $200,000 in funds available to be claimed. Of that amount, $117,402 are unclaimed property tax refunds and another $94,000 are from various County Departments consumers have dealt with during the past three years. The lowest refund available is $10.02 and the highest is $8,756. The highest amount available for an individual is $8,340.42 to the Estate of Deceased Luke Cassidy.

Taxpayers have until September 14, 2012 to claim their monies. Current state law allows countywide monies that remain unclaimed for more than three years and property tax refunds that are unclaimed for more than four years to be turned over to the County’s General Fund.

For information on how to claim, please visit: sdtreastax.com or call (877) 829-4732. There is no charge for this service.

Tracy DeFore is a communications specialist with the County of San Diego Communications Office. Contact