About the Unclaimed Property Division
The Office of the State Treasurer is responsible for the administration of the Unclaimed Property Act.
The law requires that “holders” such as banks, credit unions, insurance companies, retail stores, utility companies, and business associations turn over to the Office of the State Treasurer any assets such as money, cash, checks or stocks that have been abandoned for which there has been no contact for a period of five years.
The Unclaimed Property Division is charged with trying to locate the rightful owners of such assets.
Are you continuing to process unclaimed property claims during the COVID-19 emergency?
Yes! Now more than ever, Treasurer McRae is determined to return unclaimed property to its rightful owners. This is not the state's money. It is your money, and especially with families struggling during the COVID-19 crisis, we want to make sure it's returned to you. As such, we continue to process claims and cut checks to those determined to be the lawful heirs to unclaimed property. While we continue to process claims as quickly as we can, some delays must be expected. The process may take several weeks, depending on the nature and complexity of the claim.
Can I submit a claim during this time?
Yes. Although our office is closed to the public, we are still accepting mailed-in claims. To submit:
- Print and complete the Unclaimed Property Claim Form. Be sure to include the property identification number.
- Have your completed form notarized.
- Mail your completed, notarized form to:
Office of the State Treasurer
Unclaimed Property Division
Jackson, MS 39205
Can unclaimed property claims be notarized remotely?
Yes! Before having your claims form remotely notarized, however, check with your notary to see if they are authorized to offer remote notarization and can forego the in-person requirements for notarization. For more information on remote notarization, please visit the Secretary of State's website here.
If you have questions, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call the Unclaimed Property Hotline at 601.359.3534 to leave a voicemail.