Unclaimed Property

Unclaimed Property

The City’s Central Accounts Payable Division is attempting to locate the rightful owners of unclaimed cash.  This property is presumed abandoned and is subject to Chapter 76 of the Title 6, Unclaimed Property Texas Property Code. Amounts of more than one hundred ($100) that are deemed abandoned (and are more than three (3) years old for vendors or one (1) year old for employees or utility refunds as of March 1st of each year) are transferred to the State of Texas Comptroller’s Office by July 1st of each year. The remaining checks are retained by the City until claimed.

Claimants are required to provide the city with sufficient documentation to substantiate entitlement to payment by submitting a claim form to the City's Central Accounts Payable Division. When preparing your claim form, please include all available information to assist in expediting your payment.  Claimant information (social security numbers, driver’s license number, last known address, and property description) is used to verify ownership during the claims process.


Steps to Claim Funds: 

• Click the link below to view the list.

• Find the name on COFW unclaimed check list.

• For amounts equal to or less than $100, fill out and send in the claim form with supporting documentation.

• For amounts greater than $100, click the link below to search the State of Texas' Official Unclaimed Property Site.


Completed and signed claim forms along with copies of any required documentation may be mailed or emailed to:

City of Fort Worth

ATTN: Central AP

200 Texas St.

Ft. Worth, TX  76102

Email: Accountspayable@fortworthtexas.gov

Phone: 817-392-2451


The City of Fort Worth is committed to processing and paying claims within 90 days or less.