San Diego Business Journal

County Treasurer Seeks Owners of Unclaimed Cash

By Mike Allen Friday, July 20, 2012

San Diego County Treasurer-Tax Collector Dan McAllister says he has nearly 800 unclaimed cash accounts amounting to almost $200,000 that he’s trying to return to the rightful owners.

The funds in the accounts came from individuals who have done business with any county department in the past three years and are overpayments. The majority of the money, some $117,000, is property tax refunds, but another $94,000 is from refunds by various county departments consumers have dealt with. The largest refund is for about $8,700 while the lowest is $10.

“We hope that the owners come forward before Sept. 14 and claim their refunds,” McAllister said.

After that deadline, state law allows unclaimed countywide funds to be turned over to the county’s general fund; property tax refunds require four years before the county can officially take them.

To check on the list of the unclaimed accounts, go to www.sdtreastax.com, or call 877-829-4732.