Florida CFO: Central Florida sitting on nearly $400 million in unclaimed property

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Orlando area holds nearly $400 million in unclaimed property, according to Florida Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis.


Common types of unclaimed property include dormant bank accounts, unclaimed insurance proceeds, uncashed checks, and refunds.

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Patronis is encouraging Floridians to join his ”Holiday Money Hunt” and claim cash that belongs to them that has been lost or is simply unknown.

Overall, the state of Florida has more than $2.5 billion in unclaimed property.

Patronis announced Monday that the Orlando area alone holds more than $395 million of that.

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“Now is the perfect time to see if you or your business has unclaimed property in Florida,” Patronis said in a statement. “During the holidays, everyone can use a little extra cash, and an unexpected check from the state of Florida may help make things a little brighter this year.”

Patronis went on to say he’ll be working throughout the holiday season to spread the word about the millions waiting to be claimed.

One in five Floridians has unclaimed property in their name, according to Patronis’ office.

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To search the unclaimed property database, click here.

See a breakdown of unclaimed property available by county below:

  • Brevard County: $60 million
  • Flagler County: $7.99 million
  • Lake County: $28.7 million
  • Marion County: $27.42 million
  • Orange County: $143.7 million
  • Osceola County: $25.59 million
  • Seminole County: $40.33 million
  • Sumter County: $6.66 million
  • Volusia County: $54.63 million

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