Florida BeachesThe State of Florida is currently holding more than $1.5 billion in unclaimed money!

This comes from a variety of dormant accounts from financial institutions, utility companies, insurance companies, and just about any other type of company you can think of.

In Florida, unclaimed money is deposited into the state school fund where it is used for public educations.  That does not mean that you can’t claim it.  There is no statute of limitations and you can claim your funds at any time.

You can search the Florida unclaimed money website  and see if you have money being held for you or someone you know.

If you find money being held for you, you will need to submit a claim form.  The unclaimed money department in Florida is allotted up to 90 days to process your claim.  If they need more documentation, it may take longer.

Even if they don’t need documentation, it may take longer, not much you can do there but wait.

Proper documentation will definitely include a proper form of identification and will probably require proof that the unclaimed money does indeed belong to you.   Depending on whether you have moved or a person is deceased will effect what type of proof you need.

Chapter 717 of the Florida Statutes does not allow for interest to be paid on your money.



Would you like to get paid finding money for other people?  You can do that as an unclaimed money finder.  To learn more about that, please go to http://moneyfinderbiz.com/florida/


  1. Marge Pahlkotter says

    How do I find out about mutual funds of a deceased? State of Florida trying to contact me as next of Kin?

  2. unclaimedfunds says


    There could be a lot of places and it would be tough to figure out without any information other than the state is trying to contact you.

    I would just contact the state and get the details from them. You can go to https://www.fltreasurehunt.org/ for information.

  3. nancy ann kalinowski mason says

    I am trying to help a friend in finding an insurance policy left by her mother. Her mothers name is Catherine Moriarty kalinowski. I’m not sure what year she passed away,but the policy she was told about is suppose to be for $5000 as inheritance money. Catherine lived in Shalimar,FL. Thank you.

  4. Katherine Ann Bermudez says

    To whom it may concern,

    I did a short-sale of my Townhome, back in January of 2012. I did everything I was instructed to do and was promised a government refund that was being offered at that time.

    I used Century 21 Company, and was told by the realtor & title company that I was entitled to around $4,000, or more dollars.

    Can you please investigate into what happened to my money,

    My sister was in forclosure for 2 years & received $8,000 dollars back.

    I appreciate anything you can find out.

    With Kindest Regards,

    Mrs. Katherine Ann Bermudez

  5. Katherine Ann Bermudez says

    I have been married 3 times. I may have some money unclaimed from a tax return, or insurance policy or
    401K money.

    Please check under these names:
    Katherine Ann Bell
    Katherine Ann Kolodner
    Katherine Ann Diaz
    Katherine Ann Bermudez

    Thank you,

    I look forward to hearing back from you.

  6. Karyl A. Larson (nee Holmes) says

    My brother, Jonathan Craig Holmes, who died April 9, 2015, had a Florida bank account at First Union Bank in Edgewater, Florida. The bank was bought by SouthTrust, and then sold to Wells-Fargo. My brother did not close the account when he went to Texas. The bank account was set up for him by me in the early 1990s. He was getting VA disability checks deposited there. I’m wondering if the deposits continued, even though Mr. Holmes left the area. He was a Vietnam vet and had problems with alcohol. He was homeless on the streets of Houston for some time. In 2001 he collapsed on the street due to the heat. He was taken to the VA hospital and from there was moved to a VA care facility. I am wondering if any money was left in Florida. Can you tell me?

  7. George E. MClendon says

    I live in the state of Florida but have unclaimed funds from Sears in the state of Georgia, left by my cousin, but she got the funds from my uncle. She was not entitled to these funds because she was supposed to split it between the rest of the family which is roughly about 15 souls. A lawyer in Georgia is now holding the rest of the checks (from Sears). He wrote a letter to all the heirs to come to an agree but none could agree on a executor for the family. So now the checks are piling up on his desk in the state of Georgia for quite some time now, rumor is he does get a commission for holding the checks. Trying to make it short how do you deal with this if the lump sum is so much. How come they just give me my cut and forget about it?

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