San Diego has more than $840,000 to be reclaimed from residents

SAN DIEGO (CNS) — The city of San Diego announced Monday that it will return more than $840,000 to nearly 1,070 residents and business owners who have paid for city services or done business with the city over the past three years.

Individual reimbursement amounts range from $1 to $77,500. According to the city, the most common types of unclaimed funds are returned checks for overpayment of business taxes, overpaid utilities, and other fees. Checks uncashed after six months become unclaimed money.

“We want San Diego residents to know that one of these checks could be theirs,” said Roma Nichols, acting payouts manager at the city’s Treasury Department. “We encourage people to check their name or company name on the city’s website a few times throughout the year.

“Searching the report is free, the process for requesting a refund is simple, and we want to return every dollar to its rightful owner,” said Nichols.

In 2021, the city returned approximately $600,800 to 75 recipients — just 42% of the unclaimed money. The average claim was $8,011.

Payees have one year after the check is issued to collect their money. For checks issued prior to April 1, 2021, Monday, June 20th is the last day to make a claim. Unclaimed funds will be transferred to the city general fund on July 1, 2022. To view the report, visit uncollected.

Browsing the report or submitting a claim is free. To submit a claim, print and complete the Unclaimed Funds Form and mail it to:

City of San Diego, Department of Treasury

Claims Processing for Unclaimed Funds

202 C St. – Post Office 7A

San Diego, CA 92101

Once the claim is verified, a check will be issued in three to four weeks, according to the city.

Questions about unclaimed funds can be directed to or 619-236-6310.

Copyright 2022, City News Service, Inc. San Diego has more than $840,000 to be reclaimed from residents

Sarah Y. Kim

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