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Unclaimed Monies

Search and claim your unclaimed General Collection monies and Property Tax Refunds.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Unclaimed Monies—General Collections

Search the list of unclaimed monies by clicking on the link below.

Download a full list of Unclaimed Monies—General Collections (Excel).

Submit Your Claim

Online

You may submit your claim online by using the Unclaimed Monies—General Collections Search Application.

By Mail

If you are unable to electronically file a claim, please download the PDF Claim Form and submit the form along with the required documentation to:

Department of Tax and Collections
Attn: Fiscal Division—General Collections
70 W. Hedding St., East Wing, 6th Floor
San Jose, CA 95110

Information about Unclaimed Monies—General Collections

Department of Tax and Collections collects for:

  • services provided by many of the County's departments
  • fees, fines, and victim restitution ordered by the Superior Court of California, County of Santa Clara.

The department annually processes approximately 178,600 payments, totaling revenue of $45 million.

The unclaimed monies for general collections come from a variety of sources, including but not limited to, overpayments, duplicate payments, adjustment of charges, and payments to victims who cannot be located. The monies remain unclaimed due to various reasons such as returned mail, uncashed checks, refusals of the funds, and lack of response from notifications. These monies will be available to search and claim online.

What Happens to Monies that are Not Claimed?

Per Government Code section GC 50050, all monies that have not been claimed by the rightful owner at the end of three years from the date it was first available to claim will be published in the San Jose Post-Record for two successive weeks. After which the Unclaimed Monies will be transferred to County Funds

Contact Us If You Have Questions

The claim review process may take 45–60 days based on the volume of claims. If you have any questions about your claim, please contact us by email at dtac-gen-refunds@fin.sccgov.org or by phone at (408) 326-1007.​​​​​

Unclaimed Monies—Property Tax Refunds

Search the list of property tax refunds by clicking on the link below.

Download a full list of Property Tax Refunds (Excel)

Submit Your Claim

Online

You may submit your claim online by using the Property Tax Refunds Search Application.

By Mail

If you are unable to electronically file a claim, please download the PDF Claim Form and submit the form along with the required documentation to:

Department of Tax and Collections
Attn: Fiscal Division—Property Taxes
70 W. Hedding St., East Wing, 6th Floor
San Jose, CA 95110

Information about Property Tax Refunds

Department of Tax and Collections annually issues more than 500,000 property tax bills and collects over $6 billion. The refunds for property taxes come from a variety of sources including but not limited to reduced assessments (re-evaluation of assessed values), overpayments, and duplicate payments. The property tax refunds become unclaimed due to various reasons such as returned mail, uncashed checks, refusal of the funds, or lack of response from notifications.

In accordance with Government Code 29802, any funds that remain unclaimed for more than two years will be removed from the list and transferred to the County's general fund.

Contact Us If You Have Questions

The claim review process may take 45–60 days based on the volume of claims. If you have any questions about your claim, please contact us by email at dtac-prop-refunds@fin.sccgov.org or by phone at (408) 808-7949.

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Last updated: 6/5/2020 5:43 PM