These are the most common examples of unclaimed property:
Insurance claim payments
Life insurance proceeds
Miscellaneous outstanding checks
Safe deposit boxes
Dormant checking/savings accounts
Generally, property goes unclaimed because checks aren't cashed or there is no activity with an account. For example, if you had a savings account and did
not withdraw or deposit any money in it for five years, the bank would, after attempting to contact you, remit that money to the State Treasurer. It would then
become the State Treasurer's responsibility to try to locate you.
Unclaimed property is turned over to the State Treasurer's Office every year by companies from across the country. Once you've had unclaimed property, chances are you'll have it again -- so keep checking for your name.
If you know that the property is valued UNDER $300:
Submit a claim online or call our office at (402)
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.
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.
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.
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.