Pursuant to Probate Code Section 7643 and Code of Civil Procedures Section 1444
After the deceased person’s debts are paid pursuant to Section 7662 [Probate], and if no beneficiaries are located, the remaining estate is held by the county for a period of one year. After one year, the county then transfers the missing heirs funds to the State Controller along with its semi-annual Estates of Deceased Persons Report of Cash and Personal Property Absent Heirs or Claimants Report. These funds revert to the State if after five years they remain unclaimed.
If you have a valid claim for Missing Heirs Funds, please contact:
State Controller’s Office
Division of Collections
Bureau of Unclaimed Property
P.O. Box 942850
Sacramento, CA 94250-5873