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Escheat Files

The ESCHEAT file consists of outstanding accounts payable checks issued to vendors of the County of Berks. To claim an outstanding check the Berks County Controller’s Office must be notified by calling 610-478-6150 ext. 6153 or by mail to the following address:

County of Berks
Office of the Controller
633 Court Street, 12th Floor
Reading, PA 19601

Upon notification a letter will be sent with further instructions.

Commonwealth of Pennsylvania requires by statue all checks after 3 years of issuance are turned over to the state. Below are the dates when the records will be transferred.



2015 Unclaimed Checks - April 15, 2019

2016 Unclaimed Checks - April 15, 2020

 2017 Unclaimed Check - April 15, 2021


If Berks County Controller’s Office is not notified before the transfer date, vendor follow-up should be directed to the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.


Additional sites:

Pennsylvania State Treasury -

PA Treasury - Unclaimed Property

PA Treasury - General