The Clay County Clerk of Court and Comptroller Office has more than $5,500 in unclaimed funds from the past year. Those on the list to receive money from the county have until Sept. 25, 2022, to claim the money.
The list includes 79 uncashed checks, some worth hundreds of dollars, for things like jury service, witness fees, overpayment, refunds, cash bonds or garnishment deposits, Clay County Clerk’s Office Public Information Officer Mary Justino said in a press release.
“These checks were mailed more than a year ago but never cashed,” she wrote. “The recipient possibly moved without leaving a forwarding address or put the check away and forgot about it.”
Businesses such as Walmart, Best Guaranteed Loan and Pollack & Rosen P.A. are included on the unclaimed funds list as well. The process to claim these funds are the same for businesses and individuals alike.
In order to claim the money, those listed are required to fill out a form provided online at the Clay County Clerk and Comptroller site. Click here for access to the form.
Once complete, the form can be saved and sent via mail or email to the Clerk of Court’s Finance Office addressed to Senior Staff Accountant Amber Leininger at LeinhingerA@clayclerk.com.
Click here to view the list of unclaimed funds and who has the right to claim them.
Last year, there were about 200 unclaimed checks totaling roughly $7,000, Justino said. The Clerk’s Office attributes this year’s amount being lower to improved systems for paying citizens who report for jury selection and jury duty.
Instead of mailing paper checks, they now issue citizens a payment card, similar to a debit card. This saves paper and postage expenses, plus people are less likely to lose the cards, she said.
For those with additional questions, contact the Clerk of Court and Comptroller’s Office at 904-529-4230.