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How to Claim Monies That Are Proposed for Escheatment by San Mateo Superior Court

What is Escheatment?

Escheatment is the process of transferring ownership rights in property to a government agency when the property has no known owner, the owner cannot be found, or the owner has refused to accept the property. Government Code section 68084.1 provides superior courts the authority to escheat unclaimed monies under certain conditions.

Current Proposed Escheatment

There is no proposed escheatment at this time.

Claiming Funds

If you believe that you, or a person for whom you are a legal guardian or representative, are entitled to all or a portion of the funds held by the Superior Court of California, County of San Mateo you must complete and submit the two claim forms and other information as required by the deadline provided in the applicable escheatment notice.

Please type or print legibly in blue or black ink. Claims that are illegible will not be processed. Claims must be made using the Court's forms and any modifications made to the Court's forms will not be accepted.

Claimants may submit completed claim forms only by email or mail, and will be notified of whether their claim has been approved or denied by no later than 61 days after the submission deadline.

Forms and Instructions for Claiming Funds

Click on the link to download instructions and forms:

If submitting by email, send to

If submitting by mail, use this address:

San Mateo Superior Court
Attn: Finance - Escheatment
400 County Center, 4th Floor
Redwood City, CA 94063

Assistance and/or Questions

If you require assistance, you can send your questions by email or call 650-261-5049 between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m.

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