LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Officials say the state holds more than $950 million in unclaimed property and encourages residents to seek out and claim their own.
How to search for unclaimed property
Nevada residents can search for their name, a maiden name, or the name of their business or nonprofit on ClaimItNevada.org for free.
Dormant property is any financial asset without activity by its owner for a certain period of time, generally three years.
This includes bank accounts, uncashed paychecks, insurance checks, travelers checks, utility deposits, gift certificates, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, dividends, insurance policy benefits or claim payments, contents of safe deposit boxes, oil and gas royalties, court filings, and much more.
“Since I took office, we have returned more than $128 million in unclaimed property to the people of Nevada,” Treasurer Zach Conine said in a press release.
“Our team works diligently every day to reunite Nevadans with their unclaimed property. We encourage everyone to visit our website to see if we are holding any unclaimed property owed to them.
What is the Unclaimed Property Program?
Nevada’s Unclaimed Property Program works with businesses that hold funds owed to others to identify those funds and return them to the state.
Businesses are required to report to the program each year whether or not they have unclaimed property.
Once the state receives the funds, the program works directly with Nevada residents to return their missing money.
When the program receives unclaimed property, it is held in perpetuity by the state until its rightful owner can be found.
The Unclaimed Property Program also works on special projects and initiatives throughout the year. For example, in 2019, the office worked to find and return unclaimed property to Nevada nonprofits. Likewise, in 2020 and 2021, the program identified and returned more than $2.3 million in lost property to Nevada unemployment insurance claimants.
For more information about the Unclaimed Property Division, visit nevadatreasurer.gov.
Information provided by the Nevada State Treasurer’s Office.