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Claim Filing Instructions and Forms

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You must file a claim form with proof of ownership to reclaim your property from the State Controller’s Office.

Filing Instructions and Required Documentation

The type of documents you will need to include with your Claim Affirmation Form will depend upon whether you are the owner, the heir, representing a business or government agency. Please refer to the filing instructions for a list of acceptable documents to include with your claim. Once a complete claim package is received, the property information is removed from our web site while the claim is processed.

Please select one of the links below to print the filing instructions and list of documentation that must accompany the signed claim form


Required For All Unclaimed Property Claims

Unclaimed Property Claim Affirmation Form

If your property search is successful, a highlighted Property ID number will appear on the Search Results page next to your name and address. Click on the Property ID number link. This link will take you to the Property Details page. On that page, you will find a printable copy of the Claim Affirmation Form. Be sure to follow all of the instructions on the form.

Your signature must be notarized if the claim amount is $1000.00 or greater. All claims for Securities or Safe Deposit Boxes must be notarized. 

For Heir Filing A Deceased Owner Claim

Declaration Under Probate Code13101


Table of Heirship


Safe Deposit

Safe Deposit Box Property Release Form



Property Relinquishment Form