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Unclaimed Funds

The Clerk & Comptroller provides the public with online access to records of thousands of dollars in unclaimed funds. These funds were collected by the Clerk's office prior to January 1, 2013.

Funds must be claimed on or before September 2, 2014 (in person at the courthouse by 4 p.m. or electronically filed by 5 p.m.). Claims filed after September 2, 2014, will not be processed and such funds will be forfeited.

What are unclaimed funds?

Unclaimed funds fall into the following categories:

  • Cash Bonds: paid to the sheriff for release from jail pending the disposition of a court case. The funds were not reclaimed after the case was disposed.
  • Civil Deposits & Bonds: construction lien bonds and bonds or deposits for civil court cases.
  • Garnishments: deposits into the registry for payment of a garnishee’s attorney fees.
  • Final Judgment Dissolution of Marriage Fees: unused final judgment fees from dissolution of marriage cases.

How can I find out if I have unclaimed funds?

Click one of the links below and check the listing of names with case numbers. The free Adobe Reader is required to view these documents.

Cash Bonds

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Civil Deposits & Bonds

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Garnishments

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Final Judgment Dissolution of Marriage Fees

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How do I submit a claim for the funds?

For Cash Bond refunds, please follow these instructions.

For refunds of unused final judgment fees for dissolution of marriage cases, contact Joyce Conway at (561) 355-4864.

For all other claims, submit a motion and proposed order to disburse funds from registry to:

Sharon R. Bock, Clerk & Comptroller
Circuit Civil Department
Attention: Unclaimed Funds
205 N Dixie Highway, Room 3.23
West Palm Beach, FL 33401

The interested party must obtain an order of disbursement from the court. For detailed instructions on filing claims, please contact Terri Marlen at (561) 355-4860.

What is the deadline for submitting a claim?

September 2, 2014, is the deadline for all claims.

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