Unclaimed Funds

Government Code Section 50050 et seq. provides that unclaimed monies which remain in the treasury or in the official custody of the officers of a local agency for three (3) years become the property of the agency, provided notice is properly published after the expiration of the three-year period that the monies, if left unclaimed, will become the property of the local agency on a designated date not less than forty-five (45) days nor more than sixty (60) days after the first publication of the notice. These provisions and restrictions apply to individual items of fifteen dollars ($15) or greater. Individual items of less than $15 may become the property of the local agency after a period of one (1) year without the necessity of publication of a notice.
 
To determine whether the City of Murrieta may be holding funds belonging to you or your business, click on the link at the bottom of this page to view the list of City checks/warrants that have been outstanding for more than six (6) months. The list is updated on a monthly basis.
 
To claim available funds, complete and sign the Request for Unclaimed Funds Form, then submit it to the Department of Finance. There is no charge to file a claim for unclaimed funds.
 
Please allow four to six weeks processing time for verification and payment.
 
For further assistance or information regarding unclaimed money held by the City, please contact the Department of Finance at 951-461-6439.

Send completed and signed requests to:

City of Murrieta
Department of Finance
1 Town Square
Murrieta, CA 92562