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Notice to Our Website Visitors - Due to server maintenance at our website host (the State’s Office of Technology Services), the Controller’s public website and (Unclaimed Property Application) may be unavailable Friday, September 5, 2014, and Friday, September 12, 2014, between the hours of 6 p.m. and 1 a.m. Pacific Time. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, and we will update this message if this schedule changes. – The Controller’s Web Support Team


Contact Us

Reporting Unit:

(916) 464-6284 or
UCPReporting@sco.ca.gov

Holder Outreach and Compliance Unit:

(916) 464-6088 or
UPDHolderOutreach@sco.ca.gov

Reporting Resources

Holders of Unclaimed Property include business associations, banking and financial organizations, life insurance corporations, and other entities holding property belonging to another person. By law, holders are required to review their records each year to determine if they hold any property, whether tangible or intangible, that has remained unclaimed for the required dormancy period. Once property has remained unclaimed for the required dormancy period, it becomes reportable.

About Reporting

General Reporting Quick Guide - Quick guide through the reporting process

Unclaimed Property Holder Handbook - Detailed guide on the reporting process

Unclaimed Property Laws and Regulations

Dormancy Periods Table - Dormancy periods for most frequently reported unclaimed property types

Educational PowerPoint - Reporting process in presentation format 

 

Property Reporting Cycles - Chart used to determine when unclaimed property is reportable

Banking and Financial Organizations 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
One Year Dormancy Period 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
Three Year Dormancy Period 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010

Reporting Forms

Universal Holder Face Sheet (UFS-1) - Required with every report (Notice, Remit, Supplemental, Negative)

Annual Report of Unclaimed Personal Property Owner Detail Sheet (UDS-1) - Required for paper reports that list fewer than 10 accounts

Securities Summary (SS-1) - Required when remitting securities

Safe Deposit Box Inventory Form (SDU-090103A) - Used by financial institutions for each safe deposit box owner

Safe Deposit Box Detail Sheet (SDU-090103B) - Used by financial institutions to detail contents of safe deposit box

Remittance Forms for Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT)

Authorization Agreement for Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT-1) - Establish or change electronic funds transfer account

Registration for Remittance by Fedwire (EFT-3) - Establish or change Fedwire account

Additional Resources

Sample Due Diligence Letter - Pre-written letter holders can use to perform their due diligence

* Holders should refer to California Code of Civil Procedure, Sections 1513.5, 1514, 1516(d), and 1520(b) for the complete requirements for notifying owners of unclaimed property.

Free Reporting Software - Software to report unclaimed property

Holder Reporting Extension Request - Used to request extension of time to submit an unclaimed property report

Holder’s Claim for Reimbursement and Instructions (HCR-1) - Used by holders who are requesting a reimbursement

Unclaimed Property Informal Audit Review - Conference Request - Used by holders requesting an informal conference from SCO’s Legal Office

Outreach and Education

Notice to Holders - These notices alert the holder community of important changes in reporting requirements

Holder Newsletter - Our quarterly newsletter provides holders with important news, useful information, and changes pertaining to unclaimed property reporting requirements

Events Page - Find out about our upcoming and past workshops, seminars, and events

Subscribe to our e-mail list - The State Controller's Office offers the following e-mail subscription service for holders of unclaimed property:

  • Quarterly Newsletter: Our quarterly newsletter provides holders with important news, useful information, and changes pertaining to unclaimed property reporting requirements
  • Notice to Holders: These notices alert the holder community of important changes in reporting requirements
  • Unclaimed Property Events: Receive notification of upcoming unclaimed property events

Representatives of the Holder Outreach and Compliance Unit (OCU) are available for site visits and to attend your business events and webinars to provide an overview of the Unclaimed Properly Law and mandated reporting requirements. To request a site visit or our participation at an upcoming event, please contact the OCU at (916) 464-6088 or UPDHolderOutreach@sco.ca.gov.