For Immediate Release: November 6, 2020

SMUD lists unclaimed checks on its website

SMUD has published the names of customers and vendors who have not yet cashed checks dated September 30, 2017 or earlier. The list of names will be posted on SMUD’s website,, until December 21, 2020.

In order to file a claim on an uncashed check, claimant’s name must be included on this list, or they do not have a valid claim.

To make a claim, call 916-732-7440 and supply the claimant’s name, current address, telephone number and the address for the time period between October 1, 2016 and September 30, 2017. Claimants can also mail a claim to:

Sacramento Municipal Utility District Unclaimed Monies
6201 S Street, Mail Stop B352
Sacramento, CA 95817-1818

Each year, SMUD posts this information in an effort to find the money’s rightful owner. Claims must be made by 5 p.m. on December 21, 2020 or they become the property of SMUD under California Code Section 50050-50057.

Replacement checks will be issued only to the payee or upon proof of death, to the payee’s beneficiary.

About SMUD

As the nation’s sixth-largest community-owned, not-for-profit, electric service provider, SMUD has been providing low-cost, reliable electricity for more than 70 years to Sacramento County and small adjoining portions of Placer and Yolo Counties. SMUD is a recognized industry leader and award winner for its innovative energy efficiency programs, renewable power technologies, and for its sustainable solutions for a healthier environment. SMUD’s power mix is about 50 percent non-carbon emitting. For more information, visit