Unclaimed funds are funds held by the court for an owner that has either failed to claim the funds, failed to negotiate a payment of the funds, or cannot be located. Unlike most claims against the government, a claim for unclaimed funds is never extinguished. The claim exists in perpetuity and the funds may be claimed at any time by the owner, a successor, or any other petitioner that proves a right to the funds.
How to File for Unclaimed Funds
The party entitled to the funds or the party’s agent must petition the court with an Application for Payment of Unclaimed Funds and provide the required documentation.
Individual Owner of Record
If you are an individual who is the owner of record of the unclaimed funds, click on Application for Payment of Unclaimed Funds for Individual Owner of Record for the application and instructions. An owner of record is the person in whose name the unclaimed funds were remitted to the court.
All Other Claimants
If you are not an individual owner of record, click on Application for Payment of Unclaimed Funds for Other Than an Individual Owner of Record for the application and instructions.
For additional information, please call (334) 954-3800 and ask for the financial administrator.