Clay County: Is your name on the list? Clerk’s office has more than $5,500 in unclaimed funds

Clay County residents and business owners: Could you possibly have unclaimed money?

The Clay County Clerk’s Office currently has more than $5,500 in unclaimed funds from the previous year, according to a news release from the office of County Clerk of Court and Comptroller Tara S. Green.


Those on the list have until September 25 to claim the money using the form provided online at www.clayclerk.com.

If your name is on the list, to claim the money, you must fill out this form and either:

  • email it to the Clerk of Court’s Finance Office at LeiningerA@clayclerk.com
  • or print it and mail the completed form to Clay County Clerk of Court and Comptroller’s Office, Attn: A. Leininger, Finance Office, P.O. Box 698, Green Cove Springs, Florida, 32043

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Once the form is received and verified, funds will be mailed, the Clerk’s office said. Florida statute allows uncollected funds to be forfeited and deposited into the Clerk’s Fine and Forfeiture Fund after the deadline.

The Clerk’s office said the new list includes 79 uncashed checks, some worth hundreds of dollars, for things like jury service, witness fees, overpayment, refunds, cash bond or garnishment deposits. These checks were mailed more than a year ago but never cashed. The recipient possibly moved without leaving a forwarding address or put the check away and forgot about it.

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In 2021, the Clerk’s office said it had about 200 unclaimed checks worth $7,000. To reduce the number of unclaimed funds, the Clerk’s office said it now issues citizens a payment card (similar to a debit card).

For questions or more information, call the Clay County Clerk of Court and Comptroller’s Office at (904) 529-4230.

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