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Unclaimed Property

The Abandoned Property Division is responsible for safeguarding assets turned over to the Office of the Treasurer in accordance with state law (RSA 471-C) until the rightful owners are located. The primary objective of the unclaimed property program is, with NO COST to the owner, to reunite rightful owners or heirs with their unclaimed property , which is remitted to the Office of the Treasurer by business entities after the business loses contact with a customer for a period of three to five years. Each year millions of dollars in dormant or lost accounts go unclaimed

Unclaimed Property Home | Search for Property | Heir Finders | Holder Reporting | Outreach | Links

What is Unclaimed Property?

Unclaimed assets include, but are not limited to: savings or checking accounts, uncashed checks, payroll and wages, matured certificates of deposit, stocks, bonds or mutual funds, travelers' checks or money orders, gift certificates, insurance company demutualization proceeds and death benefits from life insurance policies.

A permanent record of reports of unclaimed property filed annually by holders of such property is maintained by the Division. Unclaimed property holders include banks, credit unions, insurance companies, brokerage firms, utility companies, and businesses. The Division processes holder report forms and monitors reporting by holders. Such assets must be reported and remitted by the date prescribed by law.

These assets are held in the custody of the Treasurer until claimants come forward or are located. Efforts to locate the owners of abandoned property include a website search (www.missingmoney.com), a phone number to call (1-800-791-0920, Monday through Friday between 8 AM and 4 PM Eastern Time), outreach activities, and the annual publication the Notice of Names of Persons Appearing to be Owners of Abandoned Property.

Since the enactment of the unclaimed and abandoned property laws, New Hampshire Treasury's Unclaimed Property Division has remained committed to its responsibility and has returned millions of dollars to current and former residents of New Hampshire.

 

ANNUAL NOTICE OF NAMES OF PERSONS APPEARING TO BE OWNERS OF UNCLAIMED PROPERTY

 

If your name is on the list you may have money waiting for you!

New Hampshire state law requires the state’s abandoned property administrator to publish a notice not later than November 30 of each at least once a week for 2 consecutive weeks in a newspaper of general circulation in the county of this state in which is located the last known address of any person to be named in the notice. This year’s notice will appear in the Union Leader on Thursday October 19th and again on Sunday October 22nd. If you don’t see the annual notice in the Union Leader please search for property that may be owed to you on missingmoney.com or by calling our offices at 800 791-0920 (New Hampshire residents only) or 603 271-2619. Please note these are financial assets – ABANDONED OWNERSHIP RIGHTS IN REAL ESTATE ARE NOT REPORTED TO THE STATE TREASURER.

 


New Hampshire State Treasury
25 Capitol Street, Room 121  |  Concord, NH 03301
(603) 271-2621  |  fax: (603) 271-3922
Abandoned Property:
(800) 791-0920 (in New Hampshire)  |  
(603) 271-2619