Frequently Asked Questions
Searching is easy! On our home page, just enter the name of the person you wish to search for in the search box. Click SEARCH and review the results.
To make a claim you first have to perform a search. Then, click the button next to the name. You may be asked to print a claim form (sign it and mail it to the state), and your claim may also be sent directly to the state electronically. Just follow the on-screen instructions.
If a business / government / bank / institution owes you money but can't get in contact with you, they may turn the money over to your state government.
Many states protect unclaimed money and hold it until it is claimed by the rightful owner.
Since there is no centralized process for claiming this money, we help you search many state records in one place.
States and provinces try to find missing owners in many ways. Many states publish listings in the newspapers of general circulation. Some states and provinces also set up booths at their state fairs and other events and many host telethons to try and locate missing owners.
If you find money that belongs to you, we'll direct you to the official state process for filing a claim.
No. States and provinces act as the custodians of your property until you claim it from them.
If you think that you are the rightful heir or beneficiary, be sure to follow all of the instructions provided on the claim form. States and provinces have different requirements for processing claims, but generally you would be required to provide documentation such as death certificate, letters of testamentary, proof of the account owner's connection with the last known address, and so on.