Florida Unclaimed Property Is Available – Action News Jax

TAMPA, Fla. — The state of Florida has returned more than $1.7 billion in unclaimed property to people over the past five years, including $388 million last year.

In addition to tangible items like jewelry, coins, and baseball cards, the state keeps track of unclaimed bank accounts, stock dividends, and utility or rent deposits.

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Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis oversees the unclaimed property division, which will hold an auction this Saturday in Tampa.

Floridians can check if they have a claim on the state’s unclaimed property website. Patronis says one in five Floridians own some type of unclaimed property, adding that more than $1 billion in assets have yet to be claimed.

“You should put your name, your parents’ name, your grandparents’ name, a business you own or a business you once owned, and check our unclaimed property,” Patronis said.

The in-person auction will take place tomorrow, August 27, at the Holiday Inn Tampa Westshore. To see if you have unclaimed property or money, visit www.FLTreasureHunt.gov.

“Last year alone, we distributed nearly $400 million in unclaimed property. It’s a record. Since I’ve been in office, we’ve raised about $1.7 billion with Floridians. So please check the website,” Patronis said.

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