What is Unclaimed Property?

You may be wondering what unclaimed property is. Unclaimed property is money that is left behind and turned over to the state to hold for the rightful owners. It includes but is not limited to utility deposits, unpaid wages, insurance proceeds, securities, savings and checking accounts. The Unclaimed Property Division receives new property every year.

In 2017, $8 million was received and $6.5 million was successfully returned to the citizens of Wyoming. However, the Division is still holding approximately $70 million in unclaimed property from previous years. Find out if you have Unclaimed Property, search our database now!

Unclaimed Property News

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2017 Breaks Claim Record
Wyoming's Unclaimed Property
division returned a record amount
of money totalling over 6.5 million
dollars in 2017!

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Unclaimed Property Information
The Treasurer's Annual Report
contains additional information.

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Largest Claim of 2017
The largest claim returned by the
Unclaimed Property Division in
2017, was a check written for over
$645,000 dollars!

How do I report Unclaimed Property?

Reports must be in the NAUPA (National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators) standard format. All reports and remittances are due on or before November 1. A signed verification form must accompany all reports.

Step 1: Review your records for unclaimed property that your business may be holding.

Step 2: For property with a value over $50, send a letter of due diligence to the owner at the last known address on file.

Step 3: For the owners that you were unable to locate, collect any additional information such as social security numbers, birth dates, and property types. This will help us find the rightful owner(s) for the property.

Step 4: Use one of the following options to prepare your report.

  • Electronic Report: Enter your information using UP Exchange, HRS Pro.
  • Paper Report: Use our website to download and complete the necessary forms.

Step 5: Use one of the following options to submit your report.