Yes, there is a time limit for filing a claim. Deadline is stated at the top of the Listing of Unclaimed Money (PDF).
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Review the Listing of Unclaimed Money (PDF)
The Unclaimed Money Form (PDF) can be printed, you may obtain one from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Office located at:4095 Lemon Street3rd FloorRiverside, CA 92501Phone: 951-955-8922
Hours:Monday through Thursday8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Friday8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
If your name or the name of a deceased family member is listed, and you are the administrator of the descendants estate, or business is listed on the List of Unclaimed Money (PDF) and you would like to make a claim for what you believe is money held by the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department, download the Unclaimed Money Form (PDF).
Fill out the form, print it, sign it, then attach the required documentation and mail it to:
Riverside County Sheriff
ATTN: Accounting & Finance - Unclaimed Money P.O. BOX 512
RIVERSIDE, CA 92501
Once your package is received with all the required documentation, it will be reviewed. 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.
Every unclaimed property item has an identification number assigned by our office. This number can be found in our Listing of Unclaimed Money (PDF). The property identification number is identified in the Property Identification column. You will need this number whenever you contact us regarding your claim. Our office recommends that each claimant keep this number until the claim has been processed.
No, it does not include real estate property. This includes unclaimed estate property from the Sheriff's Public Administrator's Bureau.
You may direct all inquiries by emailing Unclaimed Money and reference the Property Identification number.
If rejected, 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 Sheriff within thirty days of the notice of rejection. The Sheriff 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.
All claims will be reviewed and processed within 60 days from receipt of a completed claim package. Claims will be evaluated for validity and approved or rejected by the Sheriff's Accounting and Finance Unit. Once approved, it may take six to eight weeks to receive a county warrant reimbursement.
No, the Sheriff cannot transfer your unclaimed property funds to your current bank account.
You will need to establish that you are the person whose name appears on the account. Examples of documents that can be used to prove your former name are listed:
No, claims must either be submitted by mail or can be dropped off at the counter of the Sheriff's office located at:4095 Lemon Street3rd floorRiverside, CA 92501Phone: 951-955-8922
You must submit a copy of a current government-issued photo identification along with any other documentation that will support your claim. If you are submitting a claim on behalf of a business, please include a business card and a notarized affidavit.
Yes, each unclaimed money form is specific to a unique Property Identification.
Please send your claim form to:Riverside County SheriffAttention Accounting and Finance - Unclaimed MoneyP.O. Box 512Riverside, CA 92502Phone: 951-955-8922
Once your package is received with all the required documentation, it will be reviewed. If the documentation is not adequate to prove your ownership, our office will send you a letter stating why the claim is incomplete. All submitted documents will be returned at this time. Please do not inquire on the status of your claim unless it has been over 60 days from the date you mailed your package.