Unclaimed checks are payments issued by the city that are not cashed within six months after the date of issue. Per California Government Code Section 50050, the Treasurer of the City of La Mesa holds these payments for three years at which point the city is required to publish a public notice listing these unclaimed amounts. A list of these warrants is advertised in the local paper for two consecutive weeks. If the warrants remain unclaimed after the advertised date for not less than 45 days but no more than 60 days, they then become the property of the city and are transferred to the City’s General Fund.
If you have determined that the City of La Mesa may be holding funds belonging to yourself or business, follow the instructions located on the claim form below. Once the claim is submitted, the Finance Department will determine what, if any, additional information is necessary.