State of Florida Unclaimed Property Auction

The Florida Department of Financial Services periodically holds Unclaimed Property Auctions, where abandoned safe deposit box contents are auctioned by the Division of Unclaimed Property.

Pursuant to Florida's Unclaimed Property laws, items from safe deposit boxes in banks and credit unions are sent to the Department when the owner of a safe deposit box fails to pay the rental fee for a three-year period. If the financial institution cannot locate and reinstate the account with the owner, or return the items, the contents are sent to the Department as unclaimed property. Various means, such as Internet and database searches, as well as the media, are used to attempt to notify the owner of his or her property, providing the opportunity for its return.

If you rent a safe deposit box, it is very important to check its contents each year, and make sure the rent is current and the bank has your current contact information. Please see the Frequently Asked Questions below for additional information.

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