Bucks County Controller's Unclaimed Funds
The Bucks County Controller is currently in possession of Unclaimed Funds belonging to individuals and organizations doing business with or receiving services from the County. Unclaimed monies consist of checks that remain uncashed for a period of more than six months, usually resulting from warrants/checks that are returned as undeliverable by the postal service. Often the payee has moved and does not leave a forwarding address, or the forwarding address has expired. In addition, warrants/checks may remain uncashed for any number of other reasons, including being lost or destroyed. The most common types of unclaimed monies include, but are not limited to, supplier payments for goods or services.
Review the following lists to locate unclaimed monies that might be owed to you or your business:
If, after reviewing the Unclaimed Funds Listing, you have determined that the County may have funds belonging to you or your business, print the Request for Unclaimed Monies Form and follow the Filing Instructions provided below.
Bucks County has a duty to release funds only to the rightful payee. Accordingly, we ask that payees provide documentation to validate their claims to ensure that no one but the rightful payee can receive Unclaimed Funds. Payees may claim their monies directly from Bucks County without any service charges or fees.
This Form Must Be Completed And Submitted via US Mail. The Form Will Not Be Accepted via Email.
On the request for unclaimed monies form the following fields must be filled in completely in order to process your claim:
- Payee Full Name/Business Name
- Social Security No./Taxpayer I.D.
- Street Address
- Daytime Phone
- Copy of driver’s license or photo I.D. card
- Claimant or Authorized Agent Signature
- Address of Residence previous 3 years
Also, if you are filing a claim for which there are multiple payees on the warrant/check, please note that each payee must sign the claim form and submit the required documentation. In addition, your signature WILL need to be notarized if your claim exceeds $500.00.
You must also provide the following documentation to our office when filing your claim:
- A copy of current photo identification for each claimant
- Verification of address, if mailing address if different from original mailing address or photo identification
- Copy of current photo identification for the authorized agent signing the form
- Letter of Authorization on Company letterhead with the names of officers or officials with authority to sign and claim on behalf of the business
- If your company merged with another company, a copy of the merger agreement
- If your company was dissolved, a copy of the articles of dissolution
Heir or Asset Finders:
- A notarized Power of Attorney signed by the same person who signed the Claim(s).
- In addition, a copy of the agreement between the Asset Finder and claimant is required.
The completed form and documents must be mailed to the following address:
Bucks County Controller
55 E. Court Street
Doylestown, PA 18901
When our office receives your completed claim form, we review it carefully. If the evidence is not adequate to prove your ownership or a subsequent payment has been processed, our office will contact you or return all documents submitted, with a letter stating why the claim is incomplete or being denied. Please allow 4-6 weeks processing time.
For more information, please contact our office at:
Fraud Hotline: 267-884-5922
55 E. Court Street, 5th Floor
Doylestown, PA 18901
Pennsylvania Unclaimed Funds
Unclaimed Funds that are not claimed within 3 years are escheated to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and are no longer under Bucks County’s control. You can check if Pennsylvania is holding any of your unclaimed funds below.
National Unclaimed Funds
States and Provinces, through their partnership with the leading, trusted authority in unclaimed property—the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators (NAUPA)—provide this free, safe, and secure site to the public. New properties are added daily.