County to Return Millions to the Public
CLEVELAND — Cuyahoga County wants to return more than $7 million that belongs to individuals in the area.
The funds are from criminal bonds, civil bonds and fees that were not returned after their initial deposit.
Anyone who thinks they may be owed money should check the unapplied funds list here.
After viewing the list, anyone who is owed money may file a claim using the electronic form.
The County Clerk of Courts office should respond within 4-6 weeks.
“Today, we are taking another step forward to ensure that Cuyahoga County government is responsive and accountable to the constituents it serves,” said Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald on Monday. “For the first time ever, it will be possible for members of the general public to determine whether they may be owed money by the County – in some cases going as far back as funds placed on deposit during the 1980s.”
Going forward, the County Clerk of Courts will post a similar list each January so the public may see if any money is owed.