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Contact Info

(805) 560-7501 Tel.
(805) 564-5359 Tel.
(805) 560-7533 Fax
AccountsPayable@SantaBarbaraCA.gov

Telephone Business Hours
M-Th: 7:30 am – 5:00 pm
Alt. Fri: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm

Accounts Payable
& Payroll Office

City Hall
735 Anacapa Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101

Mailing Address
Accounts Payable
City of Santa Barbara
P.O. Box 1990
Santa Barbara, CA 93102

Title

Escheatment

Body

The purpose of this policy is to set in place a procedure for handling unclaimed properties as per the Government Code Sections 50050 et seq. Unclaimed money relates to uncashed warrants (checks) and employee paychecks that are not the property of the City of Santa Barbara. If such an item remains unclaimed in the City Treasury for three years, it becomes the property of the local agency after notice if not claimed or if no verified complaint is filed and served.

Instructions for Submitting Claims

  • Employees must provide a photo-copy of a valid driver license, passport, or state identification. 
  • Vendors must provide form of identification namely, their Tax Identification number, business card, and W9 form. If vendor is no longer in business, a copy of the filed dissolution papers must be provided.
  • You may mail, fax, or return the form to our office. If faxing information the identification must be clear enough to recognize the photo.

Please allow up to 10 working days for a claim check to be reissued. All reissued warrants (checks), other than Payroll checks, will be mailed out to the address on file at the City, unless proof of a new address is provided with claim form.