Persons seeking unclaimed money being held by Sarasota County Clerk of Court and County Comptroller’s Office must file claims by Aug. 31

List of amounts available online

The Historic Sarasota County Courthouse is accessible from Main Street and Ringling Boulevard in downtown Sarasota. File photo

Karen E. Rushing, Sarasota County clerk of the Circuit Court and county comptroller, has advised the public that a list of unclaimed amounts of money being held by her office has been published in the July 30, 2021 edition of the Gulf Coast Business Review.

Persons having or claiming interest in such funds should file their written claims with the Office of the Clerk and Comptroller no later than Aug. 31, a news release points out. After that date, “[T]he unclaimed moneys shall be declared forfeit to the Clerk and Comptroller,” the release adds.

The process for the publishing of the list and the claims is detailed in Florida Statute 116.21, the release says.

To file a written claim, an Affidavit for Stop Payment form must be completed, notarized, and received by the Clerk and Comptroller’s office on or before August 31, 2021,” the news release stresses.

Written claims must be filed by mail, the release adds.

To review the published list of unclaimed moneys, find out how to submit an unclaimed moneys claim, and access the required Affidavit for Stop Payment form, visit the Sarasota County Clerk and Comptroller’s website, SarasotaClerk.com.

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