Central Florida residents: You have $305 million in unclaimed property

in Central Florida News & Events

SOURCE: ClickOrlando.com

ORLANDO, Fla. – Forget looking at the bottom of your purse for chump change, Orlando-area residents have $305 million worth of unclaimed property ready to be returned.

The office of Jimmy Patronis, Florida chief financial officer, currently holds more than 1.3 million unclaimed property accounts valued at more than $305 million in the Orlando area. That includes Brevard, Flagler, Lake, Marion, Orange, Osceola, Seminole, Sumter and Volusia counties.

Consumers can claim their money at any time and at no cost online on the office’s website

Unclaimed property is an unknown or lost financial asset abandoned by its owner, such as inactive bank accounts, forgotten safe deposit boxes and uncashed checks.