Are You Eligible for Unclaimed Money?

Oct. 20, 2008

News Highlights

  • Fairfax County works to return over $1 million of unclaimed property to its rightful owners each year.
  • Residents and business owners can check their eligibility for these funds online.

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Each year, the Fairfax County Department of Finance works to return more than $1 million of unclaimed property to its rightful owners. This unclaimed money may be the result of a check being returned to the county as undeliverable or a check that has not been cashed after a certain period of time.

Residents and business owners can check if they have unclaimed funds through a free online service.

Due diligence is exercised to locate the rightful owners of the unclaimed money and each year more than 80 percent of these funds are successfully reimbursed. If the Department of Finance is unsuccessful in finding the rightful owner, a report, along with the money, is submitted to the state of the owners' last known address. To find out if you are eligible for the funds submitted to the commonwealth of Virginia, visit


Fairfax County Office of Public Affairs
12000 Government Center Parkway, Suite 551
Fairfax, VA 22035-0065
Contact: Merni Fitzgerald, Director of Public Affairs
703-324-3187, TTY 711, Fax 703-324-2010
Media Pager: 703-324-NEWS (6397)

Fairfax County is committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of disability in all county programs, services and activities. To request this information in an alternate format, call the Office of Public Affairs at 703-324-3187, TTY 711.

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