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Tips for Unclaimed Property

During a September 2012 news conference, AARP Missouri pledged to work with State Treasurer Clint Zweifel for the “Unclaimed Property Older Missourians Education Initiative.” The new initiative helps educate the public about unclaimed property claims and management.

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Missouri has committed to share information, as appropriate, in the state newsletter, utilize social media tools such as Facebook and Twitter, and post articles on this website. The following information is tips from the Missouri Treasurer’s Office regarding Unclaimed Property:

  • Never provide personal or financial information to anyone you are unsure of.
  • The Treasurer’s Office never charges for the return of Unclaimed Property.
  • Let your family know where you bank, if you have safe deposit boxes, where you have insurance policies and how you want to handle your estate.
  • If you receive a postcard from Treasurer Zweifel or see your name in the paper, contact the Treasurer’s Office to begin the claims process.
  • Sign up to receive email notifications when new Unclaimed Property matching your information is added to the system at
  • More than 50 percent of claims can be filed online, meaning you never have to mail anything in.
  • The Treasurer’s Office receives new Unclaimed Property each week. Check your information and that of your relative regularly.
  • Most types of Unclaimed Property are reported to the Treasurer’s Office after the company has been unable to locate the owner for five years.

Unclaimed Property is made up of life insurance, uncashed checks, utility deposits, savings and checking accounts, certificates of deposit, safe deposit box contents, stocks and mutual funds. The Treasurer’s Office does not handle real property such as land or certain types of personal property such as cars and boats.

For questions or help, contact the Office of the Treasurer Unclaimed Property team at

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