About Unclaimed Funds

Banks, insurance companies, corporations and the courts are among the many organizations required by law to report dormant accounts to the State Comptroller. These organizations must attempt to notify you by mail and publish the information in newspapers. Despite these efforts, many funds remain unclaimed and are turned over to the Office of the State Comptroller.

Types of Unclaimed Funds Accounts

  • Bank Accounts – savings, checking and CDs
  • Court Funds
  • Dividends
  • Estate Proceeds
  • Insurance Benefits/Policies
  • Stocks, Bonds, Mutual Funds
  • Telephone/Utility/Security Deposits

Additional Resources

Museum or Military Abandoned Property Listing
A list of military medals found in safe deposit boxes and abandoned property which was left in museums. This is only a list. We don't accept the tangible property.

Matter of Merton Simpson v. Department of Civil Service
A list of current or former New York State employees who are African-American or Hispanic may be entitled to part of settlement proceeds from the Matter of Merton Simpson v. Department of Civil Service.

Holocaust Survivors and Heirs of Holocaust Victims
Learn about our partnership with Project HEART

Unclaimed Funds by County and Region 
See how much money is unclaimed for residents of each New York county and region.

Unclaimed Funds Fact Sheet

Unclaimed Funds SFY 2019-20 Annual Report

National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators (NAUPA)
A list of all State unclaimed property programs from the United States.

Other Places to Search for Unclaimed Funds

Avoid Unclaimed Money Scams

Beware of people who pretend to be the government and offer to send you unclaimed money in exchange for a fee or the exchange of confidential personal information. This practice is called phishing – a criminal activity using various techniques to trick you into providing personal or financial information through an email request or through a link to a fraudulent Web site. For more information on phishing, please visit the New York Department of State, Division of Consumer Protection.