What is Unclaimed Property?

Unclaimed property refers to accounts held by financial institutions and other businesses who have lost contact with their owner of record. Unclaimed property includes, but is not limited to: wages, savings accounts, customer refunds, accounts payable, insurance payments, shares of stock, escrow funds, royalties and contents from safe deposit boxes. Most property is reported to the program after five years of inactivity. 


How do I search for my Unclaimed Property in Georgia?
  1. Go to the Unclaimed Property Search
  2. You will need your name and Social Security Number to begin the search. 
  3. If you are required to submit a printed Claim Form please see Section C of the form for additional required documentation.
How do I search for Unclaimed Property on behalf of a business in Georgia?
  1. Go to the Unclaimed Property Search
  2. You will need your company name and FEIN to begin the search. 
  3. You will be required to submit a printed Claim Form.  Please see Section C of the form for additional required documentation.
How do I search for Unclaimed Property on behalf of an estate?
  1. Go to the Unclaimed Property Search
  2. You will need the decedent’s name, Social Security Number and/or the estate’s Federal Employer Identification Number begin the search. 
  3. You will be required to submit a printed Claim Form.  Please see Section C of the form for additional required documentation.
How do I keep my property from becoming lost in the future?

Property becomes lost when a company has no communication with the owner. For security reasons, most financial institutions do not forward mail. You should:

  • Contact the institutions that hold your money or property every year, especially when there is an address change or change in marital status.
  • Keep accurate records and record all insurance policies, bank account numbers with bank names and addresses, types of accounts, stock certificates, and rent and utility deposits.
  • Cash all checks for dividends, wages, and insurance settlements without delay.
  • If you have a safe deposit box, record its number, bank name and address, and give the extra key to a trusted person.
  • Prepare and file a will detailing the disposition of your assets.

If you have additional questions please contact us.