CFO Jimmy Patronis Returns $5.6 Million in Unclaimed Property to Orlando Area in September

ORLANDO, Fla.— Florida Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Jimmy Patronis announced today that during September 2020, he returned more than $5.6 million in Unclaimed Property into the pockets of Orlando residents and business owners. Since CFO Patronis took office in 2017, he has returned more than $1 billion to Floridians and he is on track to make 2020 a record-high year in returns. In addition, the CFO recently announced that during September, he returned more than $28 million in Unclaimed Property statewide.

CFO Jimmy Patronis said, “I am excited to announce that during September, we returned more than $5.6 million to residents and business owners in the Orlando area in Unclaimed Property. This news is especially important for Floridians right now because many individuals are looking for financial relief due to the impacts of COVID-19. One in five Floridians has Unclaimed Property just waiting to be claimed and it only takes a few minutes to search now by visiting”

Tips to Check if You Have Unclaimed Property:

1. Check the Website. Go to and enter in your information to see if you have unclaimed property. One out of every five Floridians has unclaimed property or dollars.

2. Fill Out All Forms. Read carefully, fill out completely, and sign your claim form. Each claim form will detail the documentation you are required to provide. The required documentation will include (but may not be limited to) a copy of your current identification reflecting your current mailing address and documentation proving your ownership of the account. Please refer to the claim form for the specific documentation required for your claim.

3. Drop in the Mail. Mail the completed claim form with the required documentation to the address indicated on the form.

4. No Cost to You. Checking the official website and filling out the claim form via the state will not cost you any money.

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, 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


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 Twitter (@FLDFS).

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