State returns $6M in unclaimed property to Orlando residents, says more is waiting

ORLANDO, Fla. — In January, Florida returned more than $26 million in unclaimed property to its residents and businesses, Chief Financial Officer Jimmy Patronis said.


Metro Orlando alone accounted for $5.8 million of that total.

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But there are still billions of dollars that have yet to be claimed statewide.

“Currently, Florida has unclaimed property accounts with a total value of nearly $2.7 billion. I am encouraging every Floridian to search now for unclaimed property for yourself, your friends, your loved ones, and even your business,” Patronis said.

The state defines unclaimed property as a financial asset that is unknown or lost, or has been left inactive, unclaimed or abandoned by its owner.

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Patronis noted that the most common types of unclaimed property include:

  • Dormant bank accounts
  • Unclaimed insurance proceeds
  • Stocks
  • Dividends
  • Uncashed checks
  • Deposits
  • Credit balances and refunds.

The Division of Unclaimed Property said that since 2017, Florida has returned $1.9 billion in unclaimed property to its residents.

To check if you have unclaimed property, click here.

Patronis reminded Floridians, “It’s your money, claim it today!”

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January 2023 Unclaimed Property Returns by Region:
  • Tampa/St. Pete - $6.4 Million
  • Miami - $5.88 Million
  • Orlando - $5.8 Million
  • West Palm Beach - $2.97 Million
  • Fort Myers/Naples - $2.25 Million
  • Jacksonville - $1.1 Million
  • Tallahassee - $761,299
  • Pensacola - $663,804
  • Gainesville - $373,096
  • Panama City - $339,390

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