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CFO Jimmy Patronis Announces More Than $30 Million in Unclaimed Property Returns in March

4/12/2021

For Immediate Release: Monday, April 12, 2021
Contact: Office of Communications, Communications@MyFloridaCFO.com, 850.413.2842
CFO Jimmy Patronis Announces More Than $30 Million in Unclaimed Property Returns in March

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis announced more than $30 million in unclaimed property was returned to Floridians during the month of March 2021. Additionally, since CFO Patronis took office three years ago, more than $1.2 billion has been returned to Floridians in Unclaimed Property.

CFO Jimmy Patronis said, “I’m excited to announce that in March we returned more than $30 million in unclaimed property back to the pockets of Floridians. Since becoming your CFO, I made it my mission to return every cent of unclaimed property to the rightful owners and I’m especially proud that, since the COVID-19 pandemic began over a year ago, we have recovered and returned more than $379 million, more than any other 13-month period in the program’s 60-year history. There’s an estimated one in five chance that you have money just waiting to be claimed. It only takes a few minutes to search for unclaimed property and I encourage individuals and business owners to search right now at FLTreasureHunt.gov.”

Unclaimed Property is a financial asset that is unknown or lost, or has been left inactive, unclaimed or abandoned by its owner. The most common types of unclaimed property are dormant bank accounts, unclaimed insurance proceeds, stocks, dividends, uncashed checks, deposits, credit balances and refunds. Unclaimed property also includes contents from abandoned safe deposit boxes in financial institutions. Unclaimed property assets are held by business or government entities (holders) for a set period of time, usually five years. If the holder is unable to locate, re-establish contact with the owner and return the asset, it is reported and remitted to the Florida Department of Financial Services, Division of Unclaimed Property.

To search for unclaimed property or to claim an account, go
online to FLTreasureHunt.gov.

March 2021 Unclaimed Property Returns by Region

• Pensacola - $626,540
• Panama City - $268,330
• Tallahassee - $746,680
• Jacksonville - $1,715,740
• Gainesville - $733,910
• Orlando - $4,666,660
• Tampa/St. Pete - $5,608,860
• Fort Myers/Naples - $2,045,150
• West Palm Beach - $4,377,320
• Miami - $9,437,360
 
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About CFO Jimmy Patronis 
Chief Financial Officer and State Fire Marshal Jimmy Patronis is a statewide elected official and a member of Florida’s Cabinet who oversees the Department of Financial Services. CFO Patronis works each day to fight insurance fraud, support Florida’s firefighters, and ensure the state’s finances are stable to support economic growth in the state. Follow the activities of the Department on Facebook (FLDFS) and Twitter (@FLDFS).