Unclaimed Property

Last updated: March 29, 2016

What is Unclaimed Property?

Unclaimed property refers to lost property held by financial institutions and companies. Either these holders have lost contact with the owners, or the accounts in question have not generated activity for a long period of time. 

Specifically, unclaimed property could be:

  • Savings accounts
  • Checking accounts
  • Stocks
  • Uncashed dividends
  • Payroll checks
  • Refunds
  • Traveler's checks
  • Trust distributions
  • Unredeemed money orders
  • Gift certificates
  • Insurance payments
  • Insurance refunds
  • Life Insurance policies
  • Annuities
  • Certificate of Deposits (CDs)
  • Customer over-payments
  • Utility security deposits
  • Mineral royalty payments
  • Contents of safe deposit boxes

For more information on unclaimed property see:

Holding Unclaimed Property

Claiming Unclaimed Property