Record number file for unclaimed property
July 22, 2014
Treasurer Kate Marshall said her office received more than 11,131 claims to recover unclaimed property in June.
That’s a record, some 4,600 more than the previous high mark for June.
Unclaimed property returned to rightful owners has increased significantly since Marshall took office in 2007. She said the reason is reducing red tape, streamlining the process and raising awareness of unclaimed property in the state.
Nevada, she said, now returns nearly half the abandoned property to its rightful owners, well above the national average of 33 percent.
The surge in June followed publication of an unclaimed property list including property worth some $47 million.
Those properties can be almost any asset worth money to a business or individual from bank accounts, refund checks, uncashed payroll checks, utility deposits, stocks and bonds and the content of a safe deposit box that has been turned over to the state.
It does not include real estate, cars, boats or taxes.
Nevadans can check whether they have unclaimed property by going to NevadaTreasurer.gov and clicking on the yellow “Search for Unclaimed Property” box.