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CFO Jimmy Patronis Returns More than $26 Million in Unclaimed Property in December

For Immediate Release: Thursday, January 5, 2023
Contact: Office of Communications, Communications@MyFloridaCFO.com, 850.413.2842

CFO Jimmy Patronis Returns More than $26 Million in Unclaimed Property in December

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - Today, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis announced that more than $26 million in unclaimed property was returned to Floridians during the month of December. In 2022, the CFO’s Division of Unclaimed Property returned a grand total of $351.2 million. Since CFO Patronis took office in 2017, more than $1.8 billion in unclaimed property has been returned to Florida citizens.

CFO Jimmy Patronis said, “I’m happy to announce the return of more than $26 million in unclaimed property to the pockets of Florida families and businesses in the month of December. As Florida’s Chief Financial Officer, it is my mission to return every cent of unclaimed property back to its rightful owner. In 2022, we returned $351.2 million and my team is working to surpass that annual amount in 2023. Florida currently holds more than 14 million unclaimed property accounts with a total value of more than $2.5 billion. I am encouraging every Floridian to 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!”

December 2022 Unclaimed Property Returns by Region:

  • Pensacola – $665,794
  • Panama City – $494,044
  • Tallahassee – $1.04 Million
  • Jacksonville – $885,462
  • Gainesville – $446,628
  • Orlando – $3.09 Million
  • Tampa/St. Pete – $6.11 Million
  • Fort Myers/Naples – $1.5 Million
  • West Palm Beach – $3.93 Million
  • Miami – $7.85 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. Unclaimed property also includes contents from abandoned safe deposit boxes in financial institutions. 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. Follow the activities of the Department on Facebook (FLDFS) and Twitter (@FLDFS).