Unclaimed Funds

Unclaimed Funds

The Delaware County Controller is currently in possession of Unclaimed Funds belonging to individuals and organizations doing business with or receiving services from the County. Unclaimed monies consist of checks that remain uncashed for a period of more than six months, usually resulting from warrants/checks that are returned as undeliverable by the postal service. Often the payee has moved and does not leave a forwarding address or the forwarding order has expired. In addition, warrants/checks may remain uncashed for any number of other reasons, including being lost or destroyed. The most common types of unclaimed monies include, but are not limited to, supplier payments for goods or services.

Review the following lists to locate unclaimed monies that might be owed to your or your business:

If after reviewing the Unclaimed Monies Listing, you have determined that the County may have funds belonging to yourself or business, print the Request for Unclaimed Monies Form and follow the Filing Instructions provided below.

The Delaware County has a duty to release funds only to the rightful payee. In this regards, we ask the payees to provide documentation to validate their claims to ensure that no one but the rightful payee can receive Unclaimed Monies. Payees may claim their monies directly from the Delaware County without any service charges or fees.

Filing Instructions:

Click Here for the Request for Unclaimed Monies Form - This form will allow you to fill the information and print.

This form must be completed and submitted via US Mail. The form will not be accepted via email.

On the request for unclaimed monies form the following fields must be filled in completely in order to process your claim:

  • Amount
  • Payee Full Name/Business Name
  • Social Security No./Taxpayor I.D.
  • Street Address
  • City
  • State
  • Zip Country
  • Daytime Phone
  • Claimant or Authorized Agent Signature
  • Date
  • Address of Residence previous 3 years

Also, if you are filing a claim for which there are multiple payees on the warrant/check, please note that each payee must sign the claim form and submit the required documentation.

In addition, your signature WILL need to be notarized if your claim exceeds $250.00.

You must also provide the following documentation to our office when filing your claim:

Individuals:

A copy of current photo identification for each claimant

Verification of address, if mailing address if different from original mailing address or photo identification

Business:

Copy of current photo identification for the authorized agent signing the form

Letter of Authorization on Company letterhead with the names of officers or officials with authority to sign and claim on behalf of the business

If your company merged with another company, a copy of the merger agreement;

If your company was dissolved, a copy of the articles of dissolution;

Heir or Asset Finders:

A notarized Power of Attorney signed by the same person who signed the Claim(s).

In addition, a copy of the agreement between the Asset Finder and claimant is required.

 

The completed form and documents must be mailed to the following address:

Delaware County Controller

201 West Front Street

Media, PA 19063

When our office receives your completed claim form, we review it carefully. If the evidence is not adequate to prove your ownership or a subsequent payment has been processed, our office will contact you or return all documents submitted, with a letter stating why the claim is incomplete or being denied. Please allow 4-6 weeks processing time.

For more information, please contact our office at 610-891-5159

This form must be completed and submitted via US Mail.

The form will not be accepted via email.

DISCLAIMER: The following information is provided to you as a matter of convenience and speaks as of the end of the last period to which they relate. There may have been changes in the financial condition or affairs of Delaware County since then, Delaware County has not undertaken to update the financial statements, or such other documents.

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