Thursday, July 25, 2013
SAN DIEGO (CNS) - Time is running out to collect about $300,000 in unclaimed money being held by San Diego County, Treasurer-Tax Collector Dan McAllister announced Thursday.
The funds are held in almost 1,300 accounts for those who have conducted business with the city or have not claimed property tax refunds, McAllister said. He said the lowest amount available is $10.01 and the highest is $9,109.54 to Valley Center Investment LLC.
"Many people move or change addresses and fail to update their contact information with the county,'' McAllister said. "Our job then is to try to find those entitled to refunds. Our announcement today is the culmination of many months of working to return the funds to their rightful owners.''
People who think they might be owed money by the county can check the treasurer's website at sdtreastax.com, and click on the Unclaimed Monies link.
The website includes a claim form. The deadline to file a claim is Sept. 23.
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.