Accounts Payable receives, processes, and pays all vendor invoices paid by the City and its affiliated entities.
Unclaimed monies equal to or greater than $15 in the City Treasury for three years become the property of the City (Government Code Section 50053). At the end of the three (3) year period, the City will publish a public notice of the unclaimed funds and the date that they will be relinquished to the City if left unclaimed.
Unclaimed monies valued at under $15 become the property of the City after one year (Government Code Section 50055). These items do not need to be published.
The City has a duty to release funds to the rightful payee. Be sure to include all required information with your claim request as failure to do so may result in your claim being denied and returned to you. Please provide as much information as possible in order to expedite the review process.
If you cannot provide documentation, please attach a letter explaining why you are entitled to the unclaimed check and identify any special circumstances that may apply to your claim.
If a verified claim is not filed by the designated date, 45 days after the date of the first publication, the unclaimed monies become City property and can no longer be claimed.
It may take up to 90 days to process your claim and, if approved, approximately 30 additional days for you to receive payment. This process may take longer under certain circumstances.