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Alameda County, CA,
County of Alameda
Office of Melissa Wilk, Auditor-Controller/Clerk-Recorder
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Uncashed County Warrants

Welcome to the Auditor-Controller's website for uncashed stale dated County warrants. Warrants are used by the County to make payments, and largely function and look like checks. If you have received what you believe is a check from the County, chances are it is technically a warrant. Because different laws apply to warrants and checks, the term "warrant" is used throughout.

In accordance with Government Code §29802 (a) - (c), uncashed County warrants are void and become stale after six (6) months. Uncashed County warrants that are lost or destroyed may be reissued up to two (2) years from the stale date (2 years and 6 months from the date of issuance). An uncashed, stale County warrant that is more than two (2) years and six (6) months old may be reissued when a valid claim is made that includes the original warrant.