Listed below are complete links to each state’s “unclaimed property” bureau. Unclaimed property are generally old bank accounts or security deposits that have been forgotten or never claimed by their rightful owners. Search by your name in any state you have ever lived in.
You would be surprised what money of yours you have forgotten about, and that you can still lay claim to. There are no fees for claiming your funds. This is free money.
Except where noted, the links go directly to each state’s (and the District of Columbia’s and Puerto Rico’s) online searchable database, with easy procedures for filing a claim. Some Canadian links are at the end of the list. It’s also amusing to search under friends’ names. Then you can tease them mercilessly for their profligacy : )
So here’s the list:
- Alaska (periodically updated flat file. I have unzipped the most recent 2007 list and hosted it here on michel.evanchik.net. Here is a direct link to the 2007 zipped file. The claim procedure can be found here.)
- Arizona (outsourced searchable online database)
- Delaware (index page for alphabetized lists. instructions for filing a claim are at the bottom of the page.)
- District of Columbia
- Montana (contact information for phone inquiries and link to outsourced database)
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York (the main link is for older records, the most recent records are on a separate index page)
- North Carolina (warning: search page has annoying video welcome from the vain State Treasurer, Richard H. Moore)
- North Dakota
- Ohio (outsourced online database search)
- Puerto Rico
- Rhode Island
- South Carolina
- South Dakota
- West Virginia
That’s the list. Good Hunting!