November 17, 2017
The Unclaimed Property Division of the Vermont State Treasurer Office reunites Vermont residents with their lost or abandoned money or assets.
What is Unclaimed Property?
Banks, corporations, utilities, insurance agencies, retailers, state agencies and other entities report items such as:
- uncashed pay checks
- forgotten bank accounts
- unrefunded security deposits
- stocks returned by the US Postal Service
- mutual funds
- contents of safe deposit boxes
The Vermont State Treasurer Office receives these assets and keeps them safe until they are claimed by rightful owners or heirs.
How Much is Returned?
In fiscal year 2017, the Unclaimed Property Division handled 15,491 individual claims totaling more than $5.1 million. The average amount of cash that was returned to a person was $334.29.
How Do You See if You Have Unclaimed Property?
Visit the Vermont State Treasurer Office’s website and click on Search for Unclaimed Property. Enter your last name, town or both into the search boxes. You can also call 1-800-642-3191.
To claim any of your unclaimed property, you will complete a two-page form.