Find unclaimed property

The State Treasurer holds more than $2 billion in money and valuables that's unclaimed by its legal owners. Everybody loves finding forgotten money — check if there’s something you can claim.

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Overview

About 1 in 10 people has money or valuables they don't know about, according to the Unclaimed Property Division of the State Treasurer's Office, which is currently holding more than $2 billion in unclaimed property.

Unclaimed property is money or valuables whose owner can’t be found. The bank or other company that holds it reports property to the Treasurer’s Office after they’ve been unable to reach the owner for 3 years. Unclaimed property can be bank accounts, uncashed checks, stocks or dividends, insurance policies, or the contents of safe deposit boxes. It does not include real estate or vehicles. The state holds the property until the rightful owner or heir claims it.

How to

Finding and claiming unclaimed property is fast, easy, and free. There are two ways to search for unclaimed property.

You can search for unclaimed property online through the Unclaimed Property Division's database.

In the search form, enter your name and address to see if any property matches your information.

If you find property that belongs to you, select the entry and click Start Claim. Enter the information requested and submit your claim.

Call the Unclaimed Property Division of the Treasurer's Office and ask for help conducting your search and making your claim.

  • (617) 367-0400
  • (800) 647-2300
  • (888) 344-6277, within Massachusetts only

More info

After submitting a claim, you will receive an email from the Unclaimed Property Division with instructions for the next steps you need to take to prove your claim. Some claims can be automatically approved, but most need additional information to verify that you are the rightful owner or heir. 

It takes about 12 weeks to process a claim. You can check the status of your claim at any time.

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