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Unclaimed Property Tax Refunds

Department of Tax and Collections annually issues more than 500,000 property tax bills and collects over $6 billion. The unclaimed monies 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 the Government Code section GC 50050, we publish the Unclaimed Property Tax Refunds in the San Jose Post-Record for two successive weeks—first on January 15, 2019 and again on January 22, 2019.​

The published list of unclaimed property tax refunds is available to be searched by clicking on the link below.​


Submit Your Claim

Submit your claim form no later than February 28, 2019.


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

By Mail or In Person

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
70 W. Hedding St., East Wing, 6th Floor
San Jose, CA 95110

What Happens to Refunds that are Not Claimed?

All claims for refunds from this publication must be submitted by February 28, 2019. After the deadline, unclaimed money in the Property Tax Trust Fund will be transferred to the County General Fund.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Contact Us If You Have Questions

The claim review process may take 40–60 days based on the volume of claims. If you have any questions about your claim, please contact us by email at or by phone at (408) 808-7949.​​​​​​

Last updated: 10/15/2019 9:22 AM