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State holding onto more than 30-million-dollars worth of unclaimed property

Published: Nov. 22, 2021 at 5:09 PM EST
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - In Florida, there is $2.5 billion in unclaimed property. Specifically, in the Greater Gainesville areas of Alachua, Levy, Dixie and Gilchrist counties, $30 million is unclaimed and could belong to you.

Unclaimed property can qualify as an abandoned bank account, stocks or even a recovered safe deposit box. County by county— Alachua has around $25 million in unclaimed property. Dixie has $988,000 and Gilchrist is just topping $904,000. Levy county residents can claim out of a pot of $3.2 million.

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“With the holiday season in full swing, I’m encouraging Floridians everywhere to join my holiday money hunt and search now and see if you or your business has unclaimed property in Florida,” said Florida’s Chief Financial Officer, Jimmy Patronis. “Currently, the Gainesville area has more than $30 million in unclaimed property.”

Patronis is working to connect people with their unclaimed cash as a part of a holiday money hunt campaign. He’s returned $1.7 billion to Floridians in unclaimed property since 2017.

If you want to check whether you have unclaimed property, the link is https://www.fltreasurehunt.gov/

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