WHAT IS UNCLAIMED PROPERTY?
Unclaimed Property is any asset that has remained
unclaimed for a specific period of time, such as utility
deposits, unredeemed stock, a check that was never
cashed, or contents of a safe deposit box.
DO YOU HAVE UNCLAIMED PROPERTY?
Property is reported as unclaimed after a certain
period of dormancy or lack of activity. There are many
reasons you may lose track of your property but the most
common reasons are changing jobs, moving, or the
death of a close family member.
HOW DO YOU CLAIM YOUR PROPERTY?
Do a FREE search here. If you find your
name, you can start your claim online (additional
information may be requested for certain claims.)
You can also call our office to request a claim form.
WHAT IS THE UNCLAIMED PROPERTY
To free up physical storage space, our office holds periodic
online auctions of safe deposit box contents held in unclaimed property
accounts. All proceeds from the auction are held in accounts under the name of
the original property owner. Information about open auctions is posted on our
REMEMBER – Unclaimed property searches and claims are FREE through the West Virginia State Treasurer’s Office.
To conduct a name search over the phone or for other unclaimed property assistance, call our toll free hotline at: 1-800-642-8687 or email Eclaims_Support@wvsto.com.
To search for unclaimed property in other states visit www.missingmoney.com.