Claim Filing Instructions

You must file a claim with the State Controller’s Office.

If your claim is eligible, you will be given the option to file electronically after you have entered the requested information for your claim. For more information see About Electronic Claim Filing.

If a paper claim is required, you will be given instructions on how to complete that process.

To begin the claim process, begin by searching for property on

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, or 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