The Finance Department works to return unclaimed property to the rightful owners. A check that has not been cashed after a certain period of time and a minimum amount of $100 is considered unclaimed property.
The Finance Department and the Treasurer's Office exercises "due diligence" in attempting to locate the rightful owner of the property. A first-class letter is sent to the owner's last known address informing them of the dormant status of their property. If this attempt is unsuccessful, a report including the money is sent to the State with the owners last known address.
State law requires the County holding unclaimed property to remit money with a report to the State annually on November 1.Â The report consists of monies unclaimed at June 30 immediately preceding that report year. VA Code Section 55-210-12(D).
To see if the Commonwealth is holding your forgotten funds go to the following link for unclaimed property search:
Bonnie Waybright — Accounting Supervisor— 540-722-8289 —
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