Unclaimed Property Notice, May 26, 2016:
Due to the high volume of claims in the Unclaimed Property Division, we have reorganized our office to focus exclusively on processing claims.
If you are calling about the status of your claim, please call back on Monday, June 13th, when we resume regular operations. Thank you for your patience.
Unclaimed Property Search
Located within the Kentucky State Treasury is a vault containing a Kentucky treasure, part of which may be owned by you! Rare coins. Fine jewelry. And, yes, cash. Those are just some of the items the Kentucky State Treasury, through the Unclaimed Property Division, is trying to return to their rightful owners.
Unclaimed property includes personal property or financial assets—such as abandoned savings and checking accounts, non-cashed checks, and travelers' checks—turned over to the state after a period of time, usually 3 years. In most cases, the owner of such property has forgotten that the particular property or account exists. Sometimes, an owner has died and the heirs don't know about the property.
Treasurer Ball is committed to returning unclaimed property to the residents of Kentucky. To that end, the Kentucky State Treasury publishes announcements in many of the Commonwealth's news papers and provides a search tool on this website (see above), that can be used to search the department's database free of charge. You can also call the Kentucky State Treasury toll-free at 1-800-465-4722 to determine if you or a loved one is among the thousands of Kentuckians who are owed unclaimed property.
History of the Unclaimed Property Fund
Since the start of Kentucky's Unclaimed Property program in 1942, millions in cash and other assets has been collected. The Commonwealth currently holds more than $450 million worth of unclaimed property for over 230,000 individuals.
In 1994, the General Assembly transferred responsibility for the unclaimed property fund to the Kentucky State Treasury. Recently, Kentucky's Unclaimed Property Fund joined MissingMoney.com, a national database of unclaimed property. Currently, several states including Kentucky participate in the national database. Using the link on the Unclaimed Property Main Page, you can search the national database to determine if you or a loved one have unclaimed property in any of the member states.