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Denise L. Nappier
 

     Welcome to the Unclaimed Property Division    

             

To claim your property click www.CTBigList.com or call (800) 833-7318

     What is Unclaimed Property?    

We may have something that belongs to you! In Connecticut, the Office of State Treasurer collects and safeguards money and other valuables which have been unclaimed by Connecticut residents for a specific period of time, generally three to five years. Unclaimed assets include, but are not limited to: savings or checking accounts, un-cashed checks, deposits, stocks, bonds or mutual fund shares, travelers' checks or money orders and life insurance policies. Rightful owners or their heirs always have the right to claim funds held by the Treasury. There is no time limit for you to claim this money.

In accordance with state law, the assets are transferred to the Treasurer by entities such as banks, insurance companies, stock transfer agents, utilities, hospitals, retail, manufacturing and service companies following a loss of contact with the owners of record. Specific forms and instructions are provided by the Unclaimed Property Division each year for businesses to file unclaimed property. Such assets must be reported and remitted within 90 days following the close of each calendar year. These assets are held in the custody of the Treasurer until claimants come forward or are located.

     Important Finders and Tracers Information for You    

 

Many companies or individuals, often called finders or tracers, will charge you a fee to search for your unclaimed property. In Connecticut, finders or tracers are prohibited from contracting with rightful owners if the property is within two years of the reported date. There is a limit on the fee that can be charged for property filed outside the two year time period. Connecticut law requires:

In addition, there is NO CHARGE to search the Unclaimed Property database through the Treasuryís unclaimed property website, www.CTBigList.com.

 

     2013 Year Review    

 

During Fiscal Year 2013, the Unclaimed Property Division returned $67 million to 17,852 rightful owners. During the same period, the Division received $115 million in unclaimed property receipts.


2013 Division Performance

     Contact us in the following ways    

 

Two Ways to Claim Your Money:

 

1. Go to www.CTBigList.com to search for your property on-line and print a claim form.

 

OR

 

2. Call 1-800-833-7318 to file a claim or to check the status of a filed claim.

 

Mail your completed claim form to:

 

Office of the State Treasurer

Unclaimed Property Division
PO Box 5065

Hartford, CT 06102

 

Should you choose to drop off a completed claim form, you may, between 8:30 am and 4:30 pm
ET, Monday through Friday. Click here for location and directions. Note: Claims ARE NOT
processed while you wait.

 

     For claiming your property, use the  Online Inquiry, or call  (800) 833-7318    

 


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