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Unclaimed Property Database Search

What do I do if my search brings up too many records?

Once you click the “search” button, our database will search for property associated with the information provided. Only the first 500 search result matches are listed. You may narrow your search by adding the first name, middle initial, and/or city of residence. You may wish to search again using a different criterion.

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How can I get a listing of unclaimed property records?

You can download all of the unclaimed property records in the Controller’s public database in .CSV format. Once you download the data to your personal computer, you can sort it as permitted by the database program you are using to download the data into (Excel, Google, etc.) and conduct your own outreach to people and businesses who may not know they have unclaimed property.

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How often do you update the Investigator DVD’s?

As of October 1, 2018, we no longer produce an Investigator DVD.

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How often do you update your database?

We receive properties twice per year. Most unclaimed property is remitted in June. Insurance properties are remitted in December. However, our Unclaimed Property Database System is continually being updated.

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