How to Claim Property
The Unclaimed Property Division is experiencing significantly higher than expected claims volume. Because claims process in the order received, additional time may be needed to acknowledge receipt, evaluate, and approve your claim for payment. Help avoid delays with your claim by including all required documentation. We appreciate your patience while we work to resolve this issue.
Did you receive a letter that looks like this? The Controller’s team mails these annual notices in an effort to connect owners with their property before it is sent to the state government for safekeeping.
If you did not contact the business by the deadline listed, the property will simply be transferred to the State Controller’s Office and then you can claim it here. There is no time limit for claiming your property from the state.
To electronically claim property, an owner must complete a secure form online (including name, social security number, birthdate, and address). Some more complex claims may require additional proof of ownership.