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
No Auctions are
scheduled at this time.
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