Funds Unclaimed Directory
Requesting Unclaimed Funds
Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 2042, any claimant
entitled to any unclaimed funds held
by the court may, on petition to the
court and upon notice to the United
States Attorney and full proof of right
thereto, obtain an order directing payment
Any suspicious applications or indications
of fraud will immediately be turned
over to the United States Attorney.
Procedures of the United States Bankruptcy
Court, Middle District of Florida to
obtain unclaimed funds:
1) A motion must be filed requesting
release of the funds (click
here for the motion).
Requirements in motion:
• State the name and case number
of the debtor.
• State the name, address and
telephone number of the claimant and
explain the right of the claimant to
the unclaimed funds.
• Last four digits of the social
security number or tax identification
number of the claimant.
• If the party filing the motion
is the individual who is owed the unclaimed
funds, a copy of the individual’s
driver’s license must be included.
2) If the party filing the motion is
a personal representative of the claimant,
an original Power of Attorney must be
attached to the motion. In the case
of a corporation, a corporate power
of attorney which is signed by an officer
of the company, with a corporate seal
and a statement of the signing officer’s
authority, as well as documents which
establish the chain of ownership of
the original corporate claimant.
3) If the party filing the motion
is a personal representative of the
claimant, an affidavit stating knowledge
of state law requirements for being
a personal representative must be attached
to the motion.
4) If the party filing the motion has
purchased or been assigned the claim,
or purchased the assets of the business
originally entitled to the unclaimed
funds, documentation evidencing the
transfer of the claim or proof of purchase/sale
of the assets must be attached to the
5) If the party filing the motion is
a representative of a deceased claim
owner, certified copies of all probate
documents which substantiate the representative’s
right to act on behalf of the decedent’s
estate must be attached to the motion.
A certified copy of the decedent’s
death certificate must accompany the
6) A Certificate of Service must be
filed reflecting service on the U.S.
Attorney at Attn: Civil Procedures Clerk,
400 N. Tampa St., Suite 3200, Tampa,
7) A proposed order for payment of
the unclaimed funds must be submitted.
The order must indicate that the payment
be made to the claimant and mailed to
the attorney-in-fact for the claimant,
if applicable, or to the individual
claimant. The order must state the address
where the check should be mailed and
the amount of the claim. Click here
to access the Order
Granting Motion for Payment of Unclaimed