The State By State Guide to Unclaimed Assets

Kelly Cooke
Published May 31, 2024

Unclaimed assets can be a hidden treasure waiting for you.

The challenge is each state in the United States operates an Unclaimed Property Program to safeguard these assets until they can be returned to their owners.

This guide will walk you through the process of finding and claiming your rightful unclaimed assets in each state.

General Steps for Finding Unclaimed Assets

Before diving into state-specific details, let's go over some general steps to help you find unclaimed assets:

  1. Check State Databases

    Start by searching your name and any known aliases in your state's unclaimed property database.

    You can do this online through the state's official website.

  2. Search Other States

    If you've lived in multiple states, consider checking the unclaimed property databases of each one.

  3. Utilize National Databases

    Websites like could ease your search greatly. 

  4. Gather Necessary Documentation

    Before filing a claim, gather the required documents, such as identification, proof of address.

    Bring any supporting documentation proving your ownership of the assets as well.

  5. File a Claim

    Follow the specific instructions provided by the state to file a claim.


The State-By-State Guide

Now, let's explore the process for each state individually.

Simply click on the state where your assets are most likely to live:


Follow these state-specific guidelines, use online databases, and gather necessary documentation to reclaim your unclaimed funds and property.

Don't delay! Unclaimed assets can be reappropriated by your state after a period of time.

Don't miss out on this opportunity for additional funds for you. 

Read more:
Do You Have Unclaimed Funds? Here's How To Find Out
How To Get Your Forgotten Or Lost Money Without Breaking The Bank


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