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What is unclaimed property?

Unclaimed property consists of many types of intangible personal property held by the state that has been unclaimed by its rightful owner. Common types of unclaimed property include:

  • Inactive savings and checking accounts
  • Uncashed checks
  • Stock shares, bonds, and dividend checks
  • Insurance proceeds
  • Wages
  • Mineral royalties
  • Utility deposits
  • Safe deposit box contents
  • Who turns unclaimed property over to the state?

    All businesses, as well as state and local governments, that have held the property for a specified period of time and cannot locate the rightful owner

    What happens to unclaimed property after it is turned over to the state?

    The state serves as a permanent custodian of the property until the rightful owner is found. All the money is held in the state general fund for the benefit of all citizens of Kansas.

    What are the responsibilities of the state in handling unclaimed property?

    State Treasurer Tim Shallenburger is committed to actively seeking the rightful owners of unclaimed property by public notice and special events, such as television telethons. In addition, any individual may search the unclaimed property database at the State Treasurer's booth at the Kansas State Fair in Hutchinson each fall.

    Do I pay a fee to get my property back?

    No. If we are holding your property, you do not have to pay a fee or service charge to get it back. If you are contacted by any individual or firm offering to return unclaimed property to you for a fee, be aware that you can claim the property yourself directly from the State Treasurer without paying a fee to anyone.

    How can I find out if either my family or I have any forgotten property in the State of Kansas?

    You can go the the State Treasurer's web site and look up as many names as you like, or call 1-800-432-0386, or simply write the State Treasurer's Unclaimed Property Division and we will help you.

    Web Site: Address: Kansas State Treasurer Unclaimed Property Division 900 SW Jackson, Suite 201 Topeka, KS 66612-0386

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