Every year, there are millions of dollars turned into the State Treasurer’s office as lost or abandoned property. This property comes in the form of safe deposit box items, dormant financial accounts, unclaimed utility refunds, uncashed checks, stock certificates, and dividends.
The State Treasurer’s office becomes the holder of these assets until the missing owner can be found. Owners are located through mailings, publications, and listings that are displayed at the Iowa State Fair. There is no time limit to file a claim, and there is no fee assessed once the property or money has been returned the owner.
To date, the State Treasurer’s office has returned $225,054,783 back to the rightful owners. To see if you have unclaimed property or money visit: https://www.greatiowatreasurehunt.com/.