Sello de Jimmy Patronis, CFO

Nota de Prensa


Contact our Office of Communications
Communications@MyFloridaCFO.com | 850.413.2842

CFO Jimmy Patronis Returns More than $22 Million in Unclaimed Property in September

10/17/2022
For Immediate Release: Monday, October 17, 2022
Contact: Office of Communications, Communications@MyFloridaCFO.com, 850.413.2842

CFO Jimmy Patronis Returns More than $22 Million in Unclaimed Property in September

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Today, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis announced that more than $22 million in unclaimed property was returned to Floridians during the month of September. Since CFO Patronis took office in 2017, more than $1.7 billion in unclaimed property has been returned to Florida citizens.

CFO Jimmy Patronis said, “I’m happy to announce the return of more than $22 million in unclaimed property to the pockets of Florida families and businesses in the month of September. That includes more than $1.1 million returned to the families and businesses of Southwest Florida recently impacted by Hurricane Ian. There is still more than $138 million available to claim in the Southwest Florida area alone, and my Unclaimed Property Team is working to expedite payments to those areas hit hardest by this massive storm. It’s my mission to return every cent of unclaimed property back to its rightful owner. Search now for unclaimed property for yourself, your friends, your loved ones, and even your business at FLTreasureHunt.gov. It’s your money, claim it today!”

September 2022 Unclaimed Property Returns by Region:

  • Pensacola – $565,063
  • Panama City – $537,900
  • Tallahassee – $594,664
  • Jacksonville – $1.9 Million
  • Gainesville – $230,106
  • Orlando – $3.5 Million
  • Tampa/St. Pete – $5.5 Million
  • Fort Myers/Naples – $1.1 Million
  • West Palm Beach – $3 Million
  • Miami – $5.4 Million

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. La propiedad no reclamada también incluye el contenido de cajas de seguridad abandonadas en instituciones financieras. 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.

###

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. Siga las actividades del Departamento en Facebook (FLDFS) y Twitter (@FLDFS).