Unclaimed Property Search: How you can find and claim missing money

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to receive money that your weren’t expecting?  Finding an unexpected $20 in a jacket pocket is always nice, however, what if you found $1,000 or more?  It is quite possible that you may have funds available to you, that you are not aware of.

States are currently holding approximately $42 billion in unclaimed property from abandoned bank accounts, safe deposit box contents, stocks, uncashed dividend or payroll checks, bonds, mutual funds and utility security deposits, according to the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators. The accounts have had no activity or contact with their owners for a year or more (dormancy period).

There are many free and easy ways to search to see if you have unclaimed money. All of these services can be accessed directly and at no cost.  There is almost never a good reason to pay a service to locate money for you. 

To your happy returns!

If there is another resource out there to help locate unclaimed property, please let me know so that I can add it to this search list. 

Unclaimed Property Search Checklist.  This checklist will help you organize your search. The checklist covers the main resources for searching for unclaimed property (missing money) with links to each resource and include your results (and notes). Access the Get Ready toolkit to download the Unclaimed Property Search Checklist (here).