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The purpose of this policy is to set in place a procedure for handling unclaimed properties as per the Government Code Sections 50050 et seq.  Unclaimed money relates to uncashed warrants (checks) and employee paychecks that are not the property of the City of Santa Barbara.  If such an item remains unclaimed in the City Treasury for three years, it becomes the property of the local agency after notice if not claimed or if no verified complaint is filed and served.

Form completion:

Please download the form, complete, date and sign it.

Escheatment Claim Form

Employees must provide a photo-copy of a valid driver license, passport or state identification. 

Vendors must provide form of identification namely, their Tax Identification number, business card and W9 form.  If vendor is no longer in business, a copy of the filed dissolution papers must be provided.

You may mail, fax or return the form to our office located at City Hall, Payroll/Accounts Payable 735 Anacapa St.  If faxing information the identification must be clear enough to recognize the photo.

Please allow up to 10 working days for a claim check to be reissued. All reissued warrants (checks), other than Payroll checks, will be mailed out to the address on file at the City, unless proof of a new address is provided with claim form.

Last Updated: Jun 4, 2020
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