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San Diego County still has $435K in unclaimed refunds

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Posted at 3:27 PM, Aug 23, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-23 18:28:25-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - San Diegans who may be owed money by the county have just over two weeks to claim their share of $435,000, county officials announced Wednesday.

San Diegans on the county's unclaimed monies list have until Sept. 8 to file their claim. Anyone can check if they eligible on the Treasurer-Tax Collectors website here.

The county said 1,251 refunds are left unclaimed ranging from property tax refunds, money from countywide department,s and superior court exhibit money.

The smallest amount available is $10.12 and the largest amount is $60,140.94 - owed to the company Balcor by the San Diego's Planning and Development Services.

"My office is usually taking tax payments from property owners, so it’s nice to be giving back the money for a change," San Diego County Treasurer-Tax Collector Dan McAllister said. "Only 60 people have filed claims, so the majority of the money will be rolled into the County’s general fund if it’s not claimed soon."

McAllister announced the county had about $555,000 in refunds last month. Since then, about $120,000 has been claimed.

All claims can be emailed to refunds@sdcounty.ca.gov or those making a claim can call 877-829-4732.

State law says court exhibit money that is unclaimed for two years, countywide money unclaimed for three years, and property tax refunds unclaimed for four years must be turned over to the county's general fund.