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CFO Jimmy Patronis Launches Holiday Money Hunt 2023

11/27/2023
For Immediate Release: Monday, November 27, 2023
Contact: Office of Communications, Communications@MyFloridaCFO.com, 850.413.2842

CFO Jimmy Patronis Launches Holiday Money Hunt 2023
~ Initiative aimed at helping Floridians Find Unclaimed Property this Holiday Season ~

To view and download the video, click here.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis launched the Holiday Money Hunt and is encouraging Floridians to spread the word and search to see if you or your business has Unclaimed Property that has been unknown or lost and ready to recover. Currently, Florida has unclaimed property accounts with a total value of $2.9 billion. CFO Patronis is on a mission to celebrate the holidays and return every last cent back to its rightful owners. Since CFO Patronis took office in 2017, more than $2.2 billion in unclaimed property has been returned to Florida citizens. For b-roll video of the Florida unclaimed property vault and a selection of unclaimed items, please click here.

CFO Jimmy Patronis said, “I am excited to kick off the Holiday Money Hunt this holiday season and spread the word about unclaimed property in Florida. 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. I am going to be working throughout this month and next to get the word out about Unclaimed Property and I hope you take advantage of this great opportunity. One in five Floridians has unclaimed property just waiting to be claimed and it only takes a few minutes to search now by visiting FLTreasureHunt.gov." 

In recognition of the Holiday Money Hunt, CFO Patronis and the Department of Financial Services’ official social media Facebook and X accounts, @JimmyPatronis and @FLDFS, will use the hashtag #FLHolidayMoneyHunt throughout November and December. Follow along with us as we encourage Floridians to begin their search now. 

Florida Unclaimed Property Available by Region:

  • Pensacola - $66 million available
  • Panama City - $37 million available
  • Tallahassee - $47 million available
  • Jacksonville - $193 million available
  • Gainesville - $36 million available
  • Orlando - $465 million available
  • Tampa/St. Pete - $610 million available
  • Fort Myers/Naples - $161 million available
  • West Palm Beach - $344 million available
  • Miami - $1 billion available

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.

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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 on X (@FLDFS).

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