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CFO Jimmy Patronis Announces In-Person Unclaimed Property Auction in Miami

5/20/2021

For Immediate Release: Thursday, May 20, 2021
Contact: Office of Communications, Communications@MyFloridaCFO.com, 850.413.2842

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CFO Jimmy Patronis Announces In-Person Unclaimed Property Auction in Miami

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MIAMI - Today, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis announced the Unclaimed Property Auction this weekend in Miami, with the preview beginning on Friday, May 21 at 9:00 AM and the Auction beginning on Saturday, May 22nd at 9:00 AM. The Auction will be held at the Marriott Miami Airport, 1201 S Le Jeune Rd Building A, Miami, Florida 33126. For more information about the Auction and items available, click here. Additionally, since CFO Patronis took office in 2017, more than $1.2 billion back to the pockets of Floridians. 
CFO Jimmy Patronis said, “I’m excited to kick off our second 2021 Unclaimed Property Auction in beautiful Miami this weekend. This auction will have some great items to bid on including a nearly three carat diamond ring, rare coins and vintage baseball cards. The proceeds generated by the auction are credited to the owners’ accounts and are claimable forever. Until claimed, these funds are used to help support public education in Florida. I’m also encouraging all individuals and business owners to search for unclaimed property now by visiting FLTreasureHunt.gov. An estimated one if five Floridians has unclaimed funds just waiting to be claimed at no cost to you. Start your unclaimed property search today and I hope you’ll join us for the 2021 Unclaimed Property Auction this weekend in Miami.”

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 www.FLTreasureHunt.gov.

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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).