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Frequently Asked Questions

These are some commonly asked questions. If you have other questions, please Email the Treasurer's Office or call (402) 471-8497.

What is unclaimed property? show | hide

Is unclaimed property land and back-taxes? show | hide

How long do you keep the unclaimed property? show | hide

All unclaimed properties are held forever, subject to claim by the rightful owner or heirs.

How do I claim unclaimed property? show | hide

If you know that the property is valued UNDER $300: Submit a claim online or call our office at (402) 471-8497.

If you know that the property is valued OVER $300: Mail the notarized claim form along with a photocopy of your Driver's License and Social Security Card and a list of previous addresses.

If you're filing on behalf of a business: Mail a notarized claim form along with proof of your ability to represent the business such as a business card, documentation of the company's FTIN and a photocopy of your photo ID.

If you're an heir claiming on behalf of an estate: Mail a notarized claim form, a photocopy of your Driver's License, Social Security card, documentation of your right to act as a representative of the estate, and a copy of the original owner's death certificate.

Email or call the Unclaimed Property Staff at 402-471-8497 if you have any questions.

What if someone on your unclaimed property list is deceased? show | hide

If someone on the list is deceased, then the nearest living relative is entitled to claim the money.

Email or call the Unclaimed Property Staff at 402-471-8497 if you have any questions.

Do I need to fill out the forms if I don't know if it's my name on the unclaimed property list? show | hide

If you're unsure as to whether it's your name on the list, you can send us the form and we'll let you know if it's your unclaimed property. You can also Email or call the Unclaimed Property Staff at 402-471-8497 and they will verify your information via email or over the phone.

How long does it take to get your unclaimed property money? show | hide

It may take several weeks for all the paperwork to be processed and the money sent to you, especially during our advertising season in the spring. If you have a question about your payment, Email or call the Unclaimed Property Staff at 402-471-8497 and they will be happy to assist you.

What do I need to send in to prove that I'm the owner of the unclaimed property? show | hide

You can still prove that you're the unclaimed property owner, even if you don't know what the property is or where it came from. Simply send in a copy of your driver's license, a copy of your social security card and a list of former addresses in Nebraska for the last 10 years. We will verify the information we have and let you know if you're the rightful owner. If you are claiming the unclaimed property on behalf of someone who is deceased or you are a personal representative, please include the appropriate documentation to show that you represent the estate of that person (if the owner is deceased, please include a copy of the death certificate).

If you have any questions, please Email or call the unclaimed property division at 402-471-8497.

What if I didn't get my income tax refund last year?show | hide

Taxes are handled by the Nebraska Department of Revenue. Their web site address for uncashed income tax checks is:

What if I've lived in other States? show | hide

If you have lived in other states or have family that currently lives in another state you should visit to search the National database.

Should I call or file a paper claim? show | hide

You should call first, as many claims can be filed over the phone.