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Texas unclaimed money
The Texas unclaimed property law, originally passed by the Texas Legislature in 1961, requires financial institutions, businesses, and government entities to report to the state, personal property they are holding that is considered abandoned or unclaimed. The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts is responsible for administering the Texas Unclaimed Property Program. Property is turned over to the Comptroller's office annually when the owner's whereabouts are unknown and the property has been abandoned or unclaimed as per the records of the reporting company between three and five years. Chapters 72 through 75 of the Texas Property Code govern the State of Texas Unclaimed Property Program.
The owner names are listed annually in the form of a newspaper insert. An annual exhibit at the Texas State Fair provides searches of the Comptroller's database of owners. Please try using various combinations of your name in order to search for unclaimed money. Also bear in mind that there may be assets in your maiden name. Each year billions of dollars in dormant or lost accounts go without ever being found when governments, companies and banks lose track of the true owner of the money. This could be due to a host of reasons like marriage break up, misspelled names, businesses going bankrupt, banks getting dissolved, unexpected migration or relocation of jobs, address changes without prior notification, death, post office errors etc. If you know anyone who has ever moved or died, the state of Texas is probably holding unclaimed funds in their name.
There is an alphabetical list of people whose last known address was in Texas and who are due to receive money for unclaimed property for the number of years prescribed by statute. The Unclaimed divisions have held the accounts for more than 2 years. Even if your name is not on the list, you may wish to call the Unclaimed Property Division to check if any funds are being held in your name. It is important to note that accounts held less than 2 years are not available for public inspection.
Texas unclaimed property or money could be in the form of funds from a dormant checking and savings accounts, un-cashed money orders, cashiers checks, mineral royalty payments, safe deposit box contents, unused gift certificates, unclaimed insurance benefits, lost cash dividends, stock, found utility deposits, unclaimed security deposits, and court deposits. Texas unclaimed property, which was held by another state or a company, is kept in protective custody if they could not be paid to the rightful owner. The owners last recorded state address is always taken into consideration with reference to Texas's unclaimed money.
Make sure you check with every state in which you have ever lived (unclaimed property is generally turned over to the state of your last address as reflected in the records of the business holding your found money, stock, etc.). Do not assume that the business has your last known address. If the business holding your property doesn't have a valid address for you, the property is supposed to be sent to the state where the business was incorporated. Many large corporations are from: Delaware, New Jersey, New York, Texas, California or other areas.
If your name does not appear in our search, you may call or write the Texas state office for a complete Texas unclaimed money name search.
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