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Unclaimed Money


The County Treasurer acquires unclaimed property in accordance with Government Code 50050.  Available on this website are listings of unclaimed money which originated from the County Treasurer or Public Administrator-Coroner's Office. The most common types of Unclaimed Property are:

  • Property tax double payments
  • Estates with unknown heirs

Riverside County unclaimed property database does NOT include real estate property.

Items with a “D” under the “Type” column indicate they are claimable, only within the prescribed filing period. The deadline to turn in claims for these items is stated on the claim form. These items have remained on deposit in the County Treasury for a period exceeding three years. Pursuant to provisions of Section 50050 of the California Government Code, notice is hereby given that these unclaimed monies will become the sole and final property of the County of Riverside on the filing deadline indicated unless a valid and acceptable claim is filed on or before that date with the County Treasurer.

Items with a “P” under the “Type” column indicate a pending status. Claims have been received and are being evaluated and processed.

Items with an “A” under the “Type” column may be claimed through the process outlined in this web site until the end of the statutory three-year holding period. At the end of the period, the “Type” will be changed to a “D”, designating the claim deadline.

If rejected by the Treasurer, the party who submitted the claim may file a verified complaint seeking to recover all, or a designated part, of the money in a court of competent jurisdiction within the County of Riverside. A copy of the complaint and summons issued thereon must be served to the Treasurer within thirty days of the notice of rejection. The Treasurer shall then withhold the release of the portion of unclaimed money for which the court action has been filed, pending final decision of the court.

Click here for Filing Instructions and Frequently Asked Questions.

When printing a claim form from our web site, follow the instructions provided. These filing instructions include a checklist of documentation you will need to provide our office when filing your claim. All claim types generally require information such as:

  • Copy of a current government issued photo identification (e.g., driver license, state identification card, passport, etc.) for each claimant
  • Specific documentation proving your ownership (e.g., property tax bill, copy of inmate release, copy of court judgment, etc.)

Mail completed claim forms and supporting documentation to:

Riverside County Treasurer
Attn: Fiscal Compliance - Unclaimed Money
P.O. Box 12005
Riverside, CA 92502-2205

When our office receives your completed claim form, we review it carefully. If the documentation is not adequate to prove your ownership, our office will contact you or return all documents submitted, with a letter stating why the claim is incomplete. All claims will be reviewed and processed within 60 days. Please do not inquire on the status of your claim unless it has been over 60 days from the date you mailed your package. Such calls will only delay disbursements.  You may direct all inquiries to our email address: [email protected] and reference the Property ID number.

To find out if any of this money belongs to you, search our unclaimed property database to access the list. The information contained on this web site is updated monthly.