SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - About $764,000 in unclaimed money is sitting in the City of San Diego's hands.
And they're trying to get that money to its intended location: your wallet.
The City of San Diego said it regularly receives checks that were undeliverable based on the address on file with the city, ranging from $1 to $34,000. In the last three years, the city has collected about $764,000 in unclaimed funds.
"We want to refund every single dollar of unclaimed money," Cecilia San Pedro, disbursements manager with the Office of the City Comptroller, said. "Checking to see if you are owed money is something everyone should do periodically, and it only takes a few minutes to look up your name or the name of your business."
Nearly 2,000 accounts are currently holding the money, which has been collected from business taxes, refunds, or vendor payments to name a few sources. A simple internet search is all it takes to verify if someone is owed money and it's absolutely free to check.
So how do you know if you're due a refund?
A list is available online on the city's "unclaimed monies report" website.
You can also print and fill out a form and mail it to the city to have them check. Refunds take about four to six weeks to arrive in the mail once a claim is verified.