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 form 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.

The County of Orange has a duty to release funds only to the rightful payee. Therefore, we ask that the payees provide documentation to validate their claims to ensure that only the rightful payee can receive Unclaimed Monies. Payees may claim their monies directly from the County of Orange without any service charges or fees.

Instructions to request a check reissuance here.
Affidavit form for Individuals/Sole Proprietors/Single-Member LLC here.
Affidavit for Multiple Individuals (payees) here.
Affidavit for Corporations or Other Business Entities here.
Affidavit for Probate Property here.

(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 procedures above are met before sending in the claim.  All required documents must be original and submitted via hardcopy by mail.  Fax or email will NOT be accepted.

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 request.

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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