BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - Monday, February 1, 2021 is National Unclaimed Property Day.
In 2020, Alabama Unclaimed Property returned $36,000,000 to people across the state.
Currently, State Treasurer John McMillan’s office holds more than $1 billion in unclaimed property. These assets may be in the form of cash, stock, bonds, insurance benefits or even valuables from safe deposit boxes. The assets are turned over to the state each year by businesses and financial institutions that lose contact with the owners.
“Our office diligently works to identify, notify and pay the owners of these properties as simply and quickly as possible,” said State Treasurer John McMillan. “Our work is even more important now, during the pandemic and economic hardships when every penny counts.”
You may search Alabama’s unclaimed property database at https://alabama.findyourunclaimedproperty.com/. If you find your name on the list, it is free to submit a claim along with your documentation proving ownership.
For more information or assistance with a claim call (888) 844-8400.