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California

California State Controller's Office
Unclaimed Property Divison
Director: Gary Qualset, Division Chief
Office phone: Claims: 800-992-4647 Reporting: 916-464-6088
10600 White Rock Rd, Suite 141, Rancho Cordova, CA, 95670
Unclaimed Property website: https://www.sco.ca.gov/upd_msg.html

Dormancy Periods

The following dormancy periods are listed in years, unless otherwise noted.

Savings: 3
Checking: 3
Non-bank Money Orders: 7* all money orders
Certificates of Deposit: 3
Official Bank Checks/MO: 3* not money orders
Safe Deposit Boxes: 3
Travelers Checks: 15
Life Insurance Matured: 3
Otherwise: 3
All: 3
Casualty: 3
Utility Deposits: 3
Utility Refunds: 3
Dividends: 3
Securities: 3
Debt (bonds): 3
Dissolution/Liquidation: 6 months
Fiduciaries: 3
Wages: 1
State Courts/Agencies: 3
Federal Courts/Agencies: 3
Mineral Proceeds: 3
All Other Property: 3
IRA Keogh: 3
Gift Certificate: 3* With Expiration Date
Credit Memos: 3
Vendor-Vendor Payments: 3
Aggregate Amount: <25* Effective July 1, 2014, all Notice Report (and related subsequent Remit Report) property will need to provide owner and property detailed information on properties with a value of $25 or more. Holders are always strongly encouraged to provide detailed owner and property information on all properties regardless of the value instead of aggregating the smaller properties together.

Reporting and Payment Due Dates

The following indicates the report and payment due dates for the various property types.

Report Due—Life Insurance: April 30: Holder Notice Report Due Date. Mid-October: SCO Deadline to send Owner Notices.
Report Due—All Others: October 31: Holder Notice Report Due Date. Mid-April: SCO Deadline to send Owner Notices
Payment Due—Life Insurance: December 1-15: Holder Remit Report Due Date.
Payment Due—All Others: June 1-15: Holder Remit Report Due Date.
Exceptions:

Electronic Reporting Capability Schedule

The following indicates which types of reporting formats are accepted by this state.

Diskette: Yes
Tape: No
Cartridge: No
CD: Yes
NAUPA Format: Yes
Comments: Flash Drives are accepted

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