Per Chapters 197 and 717 of the Florida Statutes, excess monies are to be held by the Clerk for one year, then if not yet claimed, sent to the State of Florida as unclaimed property.

HOW TO CLAIM FUNDS

If you believe that you have unclaimed funds held by the Clerk’s office:

  • Download the Tax Deeds Surplus Funds List and/or the Stale Dated Checks/Unclaimed Funds List to see if you have money to collect.

If you do, please print out and complete the appropriate Affidavit.

  • Mail completed Affidavits for Duplicate Checks, a copy of a valid photo ID, proof of address and notarized signature to the Marion County Clerk’s Office, Attn: Finance Department, P.O. Box 1030, Ocala, FL 34478.
  • Mail completed Affidavits for Tax Deed Surplus, a completed W-9 form, a copy of a valid photo ID, proof of address and notarized signature to the Marion County Clerk’s Office, Attn: Tax Deeds, P.O. Box 1030, Ocala, FL 34478.

Please allow the Clerk’s office sufficient time to process your request.

Tax Deeds Surplus Funds

Per Chapters 197 and 717 of the Florida Statutes, excess monies are to be held by the Clerk for one year, then if not yet claimed, sent to the State of Florida as unclaimed property. The Tax Deeds Surplus List is updated weekly. You may click on the PDF below to view the unclaimed list.

Outstanding Checks

The Stale Dated Checks/Unclaimed Funds list represents checks that are at least six months old and have not been cashed. The Stale Dated Checks/Unclaimed Funds list is updated once a month. You may click on the PDF below to view the unclaimed list.
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