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Treasurer Fitch and the Unclaimed Property Team Headed to Desoto and Lauderdale Counties

Jackson, MSTreasurer Lynn Fitch announced two more events where Mississippians can come look for and claim their unclaimed property:

Thursday, February 15
3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Desoto County Administration Building
365 Losher Street, Hernando

Tuesday, February 20
3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Lauderdale County Courthouse Annex
410 Constitution Avenue, Meridian

“Events like these in Winona, Myrtle, and Pearl last November helped reunite people in those towns with over $60,000,” said Fitch.  “What a great boost for their family budgets and for the local economies.  It is a pleasure to work with mayors, supervisors, legislators, and others to help people claim money the State is holding for them.”

Since Treasurer Fitch took office in 2012, she has distributed $79 million in unclaimed property, which is more than half of all the money that has been distributed since the program began in 1982.

Unclaimed property specialists will be on hand at these events to help people search the State’s unclaimed property list, complete claims forms, and even notarize their paperwork.  Individuals planning to attend are encouraged to bring the following to expedite their claims:

  • ​​​​​Photo ID (driver’s license, passport, military ID card, etc.)
  • Your Social Security Card
  • Proof of address (utility bill, etc.)
  • Proof of name change (marriage license, divorce decree, etc.)
  •  If the owner is deceased, bring the death certificate, will, obituary, or affidavit of death

Individuals can always check the State’s listing at www.treasurerlynnfitch.com to see if the State has any money in their name, as well. 

Media are invited to come to these events to see how the process works.  Your stories help people learn about the unclaimed property program and find money they may not realize is waiting for them.