Almost 25 percent of Oklahomans have unclaimed property that is now in possession of State Treasurer Ken Miller’s Office. However, those with unclaimed property are typically unaware that some of their property is lost. Is it possible part of your property is among the $500 million that is currently unclaimed?
Here are the top three pieces of unclaimed property that are most often forgotten about:
Money. Remember the savings account you started after mowing lawns in high school? There is a chance that one of your bank accounts was left untouched or was not emptied. A majority of people with unclaimed property are able to discover extra cash stored in forgotten accounts.
Family Heirlooms. If you have family history in Oklahoma, you may have a distant grandparent who opened and stored items in a safety deposit box. When searching for unclaimed property, be sure to search for older relatives. You may unlock a family history! Many items found in unclaimed safe deposit boxes include jewelry, stock certificates, old baseball cards and coin collections.
Oil and Gas Royalties. Many Oklahomans are unaware they are owed payments for oil or gas production on land where they own mineral rights. This could be from mineral rights inherited from a deceased a family member.
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.