Unclaimed Property for Government Agencies
A new law took effect in 2020 allowing the State Controller’s Office (SCO) to automatically transfer unclaimed property to state and local governments, school districts, and institutions of higher education (i.e., the University of California, California State University, and community college systems) without the entity having to file claims. Since this law took effect, the SCO has returned millions of dollars to hundreds of entities.
- Frequently asked questions about automatic transfer of unclaimed property to government agencies.
In some instances, state and local governments, school districts, and institutions of higher education may need to file a claim for their property.
If you are a representative of a government agency with property listed on claimit.ca.gov, but have not received an automatic transfer of the unclaimed property, please complete a claim form using the instructions below.
- Filing Instructions For A Government Agency . Print the filing instructions and list of documentation that must accompany the signed Claim Affirmation Form and submit all required documentation to expedite claim processing.
If you have questions about this program, call (916) 464-4477 or contact us here.