Friday, March 29, 2013

Maine State Treasurer Releases Unclaimed Property List

The Office of the State Treasurer of the State of Maine has released its unclaimed property list. Unclaimed property consists of money and other personal assets that are considered lost or abandoned when an owner cannot be located after a specified period of time. It includes checking accounts, certificates of deposit, over payments, gift certificates, paid-up life insurance policies, unpaid wages, commissions, uncashed checks, death benefits, dividends, insurance payments, money orders, refunds, savings accounts, stocks and contents of safe deposit boxes.

Millions of dollars are turned over annually to the State of Maine by entities who cannot locate the owners. There is no fee charged to process your unclaimed property claim.

To search for unclaimed property, please visit Unclaimed Property Search.  If you find your name on the list, you may print a claim form, file it electronically or mail it to Office of the State Treasurer, Attn: Unclaimed Property, 39 State House Station, Augusta ME 04333-0039.  Some claims can take up to 90 days to process. Claims involving stock or mutual funds may take considerably longer.

If you have questions, you may call the State Treasurer’s office at 624-7470 or send an e-mail to

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