Millions of Americans have unclaimed property sitting in a safe at a state capitol. In Oklahoma alone, more than $500 million in unclaimed property ranging from bonds to royalties to money from an abandoned bank account is waiting to be claimed by its 825,000 owners. In fact, most people with unclaimed property are unaware of the lost property.
Nationwide, there is $4.7 billion in unclaimed property that needs to be returned to rightful owners. For those with unclaimed property, amounts vary. However, the average claim is $892.
State Treasurer Ken Miller has made it a goal to return all unclaimed property back to its rightful owners.
For nearly 15 years, the Oklahoma State Treasurer's Office has taken a grassroots approach to returning all forgotten property. Unclaimed property lists are published in state newspapers, and Oklahoma residents are able to search their name online to discover property. This campaign is a major priority, and many have already found lost or forgotten items due to the unclaimed property program.
To find out if you have unclaimed property, visit Oklahoma State Treasurer Ken Miller's online search tool at www.yourmoney.ok.gov and make your claim.