Uncashed Checks



Welcome to the County of Orange Uncashed Check Register Database. Contained here is the inventory of all Orange County warrants (“checks”) excluding those payments that are considered private, such as welfare payments, child support, and employee payroll, that have been issued and mailed, but which remain uncashed six months after their issue date.

Review the following lists to locate unclaimed monies that might be owed to yourself or your business:

* Inclusion in the above list does not guarantee availability or eligibility for reissuance.*

If after reviewing the Uncashed Check Register list, you have determined that the County may have funds belonging to you or your business, please follow the instructions below and complete the appropriate forms referenced in the procedures for claiming.

PLEASE NOTE: The Orange County Auditor-Controller generally has authority to reissue checks within 30 months from the original check issue date unless the original check is presented.  The Auditor-Controller cannot disclose/provide any additional check information other than the information already listed on this Online Stale-dated Check Portal. To request the reissuance of any of these stale-dated checks, please make sure the following requirements are met before mailing your claim package.

The County of Orange has a duty to release funds only to the rightful payee. In this regards, we ask the payees to provide documentation to validate their claims to ensure that no one but the rightful payee can receive Unclaimed Monies. Payees may claim their monies directly from the County of Orange without any service charges or fees.

Please follow procedures for claiming uncashed warrants:

To request for check reissuance, please use our Affidavit (or Probate Affidavit when the payee is deceased) and Power of Attorney forms. (Please note: The Affidavit form must be downloaded first, then opened with the most current version of Adobe Acrobat Reader. For instructions click here.)

IMPORTANT: Please make sure the following requirements are met before sending in the claim.  All required document must be original and submitted via USPS mail.  Fax or email will NOT be accepted.

  • All required documents must be original and submitted via USPS mail. Emailed or faxed submissions will be rejected.

  • One affidavit form must be completed for each payee. For multiple payees, one affidavit form must be completed for and signed by each payee. Each signed affidavit form should be notarized, if applicable.

  • The affidavit form must be filled out in full with payee name, check number, at least the last 4 digit numbers (or payment reference number), check date and check amount. For Corporations, have the affidavit signed by two officers with titles listed on the form unless the payee is an individual.  Only the titles that are available on the affidavit form are acceptable.

  • For Businesses, signers’ authority is subject to review via the Secretary of State website.  Payee(s) may be required to provide proof of title upon request.

  • POA FORM REQUIRED FOR HEIR FINDERS ONLY:  The power of attorney form must have payee name, check number (at least the last 4 digit numbers), check date, check amount and payer name (County of Orange). For Corporations, have this form signed by the exact same two officers who sign the affidavit.  Also, both the signed affidavit form and signed power of attorney form must be notarized.

  • Once your claim package has been mailed to the Auditor-Controller at the address below, it can take up to 12 weeks for processing.  So please allow at least 10 weeks before contacting us to check the status and/or follow up on the check reissuance.

Please mail your claim package to:

County of Orange Auditor-Controller

Attn:  Check Writing

P.O. Box 567

Santa Ana, CA 92702-0567

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