CUYAHOGA COUNTY, OH (WOIO) –
Cuyahoga County Executive Ed FitzGerald announced new procedures for members of the general public to claim millions of dollars in unapplied funds that have remained on deposit in the County Clerk of Courts office.
“Today, we are taking another step forward to ensure that Cuyahoga County government is responsive and accountable to the constituents it serves,” said FitzGerald. “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.”
Members of the general public can visit http://coc.cuyahogacounty.us/en-us/Unapplied-Deposits.aspx to search a PDF database of more than $7 million in criminal bonds, civil bonds and fees that have not been returned after their initial deposit. Individuals who believe they are owed money on deposit can then complete an electronic form on the same page. Staff in the County Clerk of Courts office will respond within 4-6 weeks of a claim being submitted.
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