Green Cove Springs – The Clay County Clerk’s Office may have money for you in the form of a check. Like all Clerk of Court offices across the state, local Clerks review unclaimed and uncashed checks annually and send out a public notice once the funds have remained unclaimed for more than a year. The Clay County Clerk’s Office has nearly $6,000 in unclaimed checks from 2016.
Look at Clay County’s unclaimed checks list here: Unclaimed Checks List 2018 Or, view the list in the legal ads section of the local newspaper. If you see your name on the list, you have until September 1, 2018, to claim the money. The checks listed were mailed but never cashed and the reasons vary. The intended recipient possibly moved away without leaving a forwarding address, or put the check away and forgot about it. The list of more than 140 checks includes uncashed jury service checks, witness checks, overpayments, refunds, and cash bonds from as low as $4.88 to more than $500.
Whether you are an individual, business, or an organization, make sure to view the unclaimed checks list. “We work to make sure our customers receive the funds that are rightly theirs,” said Clerk of Court Tara S. Green. “Whether the amount is large or small, it’s important that we help citizens finalize their court-related process by notifying the recipients in this way.”
Please keep in mind, if you do not collect your money by this year’s deadline (9/1/18), Section 116.21 of Florida statutes allows funds to be forfeited and deposited into the Clerk’s Fine and Forfeiture Fund.
Call 904-269-6317 for more information on how to receive the funds for which your name is listed.