Anyone who wishes to claim a refund has until Sept. 7 to file a claim before the money is turned over to the county's general fund. For help, email claims to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 877-829-4732.
California law states that countywide monies unclaimed for three years and property tax refunds unclaimed for four years must be turned over to the general fund.
“In the past, sadly, most of these refunds were never claimed. We are asking the public’s help to spread the word so we can get this money back to San Diegans,” San Diego County Treasurer-Tax Collector Dan McAllister said. “If you’ve done business with any County department, you may have money in your name.”
Refund amounts vary, the smallest amount available being about $10 and the largest being $22,720. The average refund, however, is about $210.