About Unclaimed Property
The Missouri State Treasurer holds $988 million in Unclaimed Property for Missouri in more than 4.8 million owner accounts. Each year financial institutions, businesses, government agencies, and other organizations turn over millions of dollars in cash and the contents of nearly 1,000 safe deposit boxes to the Treasurer’s office. These entities are required to turn over Unclaimed Property to the State Treasurer’s office after there has been no document transaction or contact with the owner for five years. One in ten Missourians has Unclaimed Property, and the average return is $300.
The contents of those safe deposit boxes contain family heirlooms, jewelry and other keepsakes. Some of the most precious items recovered from safe deposit boxes are military medals and insignia. The Treasurer and his team work to return these items to the heroes who earned them or their families. Information about the names and last known addresses of the safe deposit box owners from which the medals and insignia were found is available at Treasurer.mo.gov/Military
Unclaimed Property can be donated to 20 different charitable organizations operating in Missouri. The process of donating Unclaimed Property can be completed entirely online in most cases. Go to https://treasurer.mo.gov/UnclaimedProperty/Donate.aspx to find out more.
Missourians can search the Treasurer’s database for their Unclaimed Property 24/7 online. You can also sign up for email alerts when new Unclaimed Property comes in matching your information. Go to https://treasurer.mo.gov/UnclaimedProperty/Main.aspx to find out more.