Uncashed Checks

Santa Barbara Unified School District maintains a listing of all checks that are at least one year old and have not been cashed. After three years, unclaimed items in excess of $15 must be published once a week, for two consecutive weeks, in a general circulation newspaper. in accordance with California Government Code Sections 50050 – 50056, if a claim is not made within the specified time period, the funds are transferred to Santa Barbara Unified School District’s general fund. Below is a listing of checks that are one to three years old, and have never been cashed, and have not yet been transferred to Santa Barbara Unified School District’s general fund.

A party of interest may file an Escheated Money Claim Form at any time until the date on which the money becomes the property of the Santa Barbara Unified School District. Upon receipt of the information and documents required prior to the Escheatment Date, the Internal Auditor may release the money to the depositor, or heir, beneficiary or duly appointed representative.

Questions can be directed to (805) 963-4338 x 6235 or email amatlick@sbunified.org.