Residents may find their name on $713K county refund list

Claim deadline: Dec. 17


Last updated 10/28/2021 at 4:52pm

SAN DIEGO – Many people could use extra cash with the holidays approaching. That’s why the San Diego County Treasurer-Tax Collector’s office is doing all it can to reunite $713,585 in county refunds with its rightful owners. Residents can look to see if their name is on the list at

“With many people cash-strapped, it’s essential to return this money to the citizens of San Diego,” said Treasurer-Tax Collector Dan McAllister. “The average refund is $386, and that can go a long way for those who are the rightful owners and who need it.”

The Treasurer-Tax Collector’s Office has 1,848 refunds in a list that is easy to search on its website.

If someone is owed money, they should follow the instructions on the unclaimed money page to file a refund claim by Dec, 17, before the money is rolled into the county’s general fund. They can email their claim to [email protected] or call 1-877-829-4732 for more information. Anyone can sign up to receive emails when new unclaimed money lists are posted.

“We want all of this money returned to San Diegans, so tell your friends and family to go to to check the unclaimed money list,” said McAllister.

The smallest refund amount available is $10, and the largest refund amount is $36,699, owed to Fidelity National Title Co.

Every year, the Treasurer-Tax Collector makes a strong effort to reunite San Diegans with money they have overpaid on taxes or fees. In the past five years, the office has refunded nearly $­­520,000.

Current state law says countywide money that is unclaimed for three years and property tax refunds that are unclaimed for four years must be turned over to the County’s general fund.

Submitted by the Office of the San Diego County Treasurer-Tax Collector.


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