What are Unclaimed Funds?
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 deposit or registry 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.
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How Do I Claim These Funds?
The U.S. Courts, as custodians of the funds, have established policies and procedures for holding, safeguarding, and accounting for the funds. Click here for the procedures for claiming unclaimed funds from this court. Click here for the application (in fillable PDF format).
Send the original application and supporting documents to the court (U.S. Bankruptcy Court, 325 West F Street, San Diego, CA 92101 Attn: Finance Department). Also send a copy to the United States Attorney's Office:
United States Attorney's Office
Searching for Unclaimed Funds for Other Courts
If you are searching for unclaimed funds at another bankruptcy court, please be aware that each bankruptcy court maintains its own unclaimed funds records. You may be able to use the unclaimed funds public search list to find unclaimed funds records at other bankruptcy courts:
The bankruptcy court can provide information regarding the status of and/or application procedures for release of unclaimed funds at their court only.
Finance Department Phone
Court Mailing Address for Unclaimed Funds