Unclaimed Property

What is Unclaimed Property

Generally, any financial asset that has had no activity by its owner for a period of one year or more. This includes:

  • Savings accounts
  • Checking accounts
  • Uncashed dividends
  • Stock
  • Customer deposits
  • Over-payments
  • Certificates of deposit
  • Credit balances
  • Refunds
  • Matured life insurance policies
  • Uncashed death benefit checks

Unclaimed Property Act

The law also requires that utility deposits, unclaimed wages and property resulting from business dissolutions be reported as unclaimed property after one year of inactivity. The Unclaimed Property Act does not include real estate. To see if your name is on the list, please contact the Wisconsin Office of the State Treasurer at 855-375-2274.