Sweetwater County residents owed more than $7 million

Jun 17, 2021

State holding nearly $7.2 million belonging to Sweetwater County residents

CHEYENNE – The state of Wyoming is holding over $94 million belonging to current and former
residents of Wyoming – including $7.194 million earmarked for those in Sweetwater County.
“We have some of our largest properties located in Sweetwater County,” said Unclaimed Property
Administrator Jeff Robertson. “When it comes to properties worth at least $10,000, we are holding on to
more than 30 properties with a last known address from Sweetwater County. These include addresses in
Green River, Rock Springs, Farson, Superior, Reliance and Wamsutter.”
In addition to the properties worth at least five figures, there are an additional 670 worth $1,000 or
“Most people we talk to believe that they would never have unclaimed property being held by the
State, but it’s worth the effort to go to our website and do a quick search,” Robertson said.
In 2019, the Unclaimed Property Division of Wyoming State Treasurer’s Office upgraded its website
(www.mycash.wyo.gov) and simplified the claims process. A 2-minute instructional video on the left side
of the page explains how to conduct a search and then how to complete the claims process if you find
any properties belonging to you.
Wyoming State Treasurer Curt Meier said the pandemic has caused financial difficulties for many
Wyoming residents, so finding even a little bit of money through the State’s Unclaimed Property Division
can help those who are struggling.
“The Covid-19 pandemic caused many challenges for all of us in Wyoming, as well as across the
country,” Meier said. “Unclaimed property is one source of funds many may not think about.”
Money and other types of unclaimed property, including royalties, stocks, mutual funds and safe deposit
boxes, are turned over to the State when a business, agency or governmental entity cannot locate the
owner for a specified time period which varies depending on the property classification.
“Even if you have received unclaimed property in the past, more money is turned over every year,”
Robertson said. “Because of this, the amount of money being held by the State continues to increase.”
To make a claim, owners will need to provide a valid ID. It can be uploaded directly to the website,
emailed to wyomingup@wyo.gov or mailed through USPS. Additional documentation may also be
required depending on the property in question and complexity of the claim.

Read the full press release here.