Currently, the County has more than 11,000 uncashed checks, totaling more than $3.2 million. How does this happen and could this be your unclaimed money?
If a Sacramento County issued check goes six months without being cashed by the rightful payee, the information becomes available in a PDF document on the Unclaimed County Warrants (checks) webpage. The data is also searchable on the County’s Open Data portal.
Think you might have an uncashed check with Sacramento County? Here are quick and easy ways to find out:
- From the Unclaimed County Warrants webpage, scroll through the check numbers on the Unclaimed Warrant listing PDF document (use the Find feature [Ctrl+F] to search names or other terms in the PDF).
- Go to the Sacramento County Open Data portal. Once on the portal, click the “Finance” icon; click the “County Outstanding Checks” link; and click “Data” tab. Then click on the column “filter” cone-shaped icons for specific value sorting, or the column headings for alpha/numeric listings to get ascending or descending sorts.
If you find your name or business on the data listing, go to the Unclaimed County Warrants webpage to find out about the documentation and information needed to validate that you are the rightful payee to receive the funds.
More Unclaimed MoniesThe Department of Revenue Recovery (DRR) has unclaimed payments that are a result of not having a current address for the recipient. On the Open Data portal, under the Finance category, check out the Revenue Recovery Unclaimed Payments data and search for your name. If you locate a claim due to you, contact DRR at (916) 875-7815, and provide the following information: Claimant’s Name
- Date of Birth
- Address (Current and Previous)
- Phone Number
- Amount of the claim
- DRR Account Number
- Court Docket Number
- Date of Order
- Defendant’s Name
- Proof of Identity (Driver’s License or ID Card)
- Proof of Payment: Copy of check, money order receipt or credit card confirmation number
- Information regarding the incident (case information)
Sacramento County makes this data easily available on its websites, Open Data Portal and other measures to ensure the information is accessible and the monies go to the rightful payees.