Delaware does not disclose the actual amount of unclaimed property it owns, but it does declare that over $300 million has been returned to property owners in the last three years. According to the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators, the total amount of unclaimed property in the United States is $42 billion (NAUPA).
Delaware’s Claim Unclaimed Property website features three entry fields: name or business name, city, and property ID number. You can conduct a search based solely on a person’s or company’s name.
We execute the exact search in each state to make it easy for our users to compare state datasets. Bob Smith is the name we use. We purposefully chose a fairly common name since common words are more likely to yield an overwhelming quantity of search results. This means you’ll have to develop another technique to filter down your findings. To see if this is the case in Delaware, we begin by looking up the surname Smith alone. We learned that the search yielded a total of 1,000 results. However, like with many state pages, these results are deceptive, as a search can only yield 1,000 results.