Unclaimed Monies

Welcome to the City of Salinas’ Unclaimed Monies webpage.

To determine whether the City of Salinas may be holding funds belonging to you or your business, click on the link at the bottom of this page to view the list of City checks/warrants which have been outstanding for more than sixty (60) days. The list is updated on a monthly basis.

To claim available funds, complete and sign the Request for Unclaimed Monies Form, then submit it to the Department of Finance. If any information appearing on the check has changed, you may be required to provide proof of your identity.

There is no charge to file a claim for unclaimed monies.

Government Code Section 50050 et seq. provides that unclaimed monies which remain in the treasury or in the official custody of the officers of a local agency for three (3) years become the property of the agency, provided notice is properly published after the expiration of the three-year period that the monies, if left unclaimed, will become the property of the local agency on a designated date not less than forty-five (45) days nor more than sixty (60) days after the first publication of the notice. These provisions and restrictions apply to individual items of fifteen dollars ($15) or greater. Individual items of less than $15 may become the property of the local agency after a period of one (1) year without the necessity of publication of a notice.

City Unclaimed Monies

Request for Unclaimed Monies Form

Send completed & signed requests to:

Accounts Payable
Department of Finance
City of Salinas
City Hall
200 Lincoln Avenue
Salinas, CA 93901


Fax: 831-758-7937

Please allow four to six weeks processing time for verification and payment.

For further assistance or information regarding unclaimed money held by the City, please contact the Department of Finance at 831-758-7400 or DoF@ci.salinas.ca.us.