The Maryland State Comptroller provides a web search service where the public can examine a government list of unclaimed money. Marylanders can access this database anytime and follow the instructions displayed on the webpage. The state office also tries to locate owners through publicity avenues like newspaper advertisements, mass mailings, online promotional videos, media campaigns, and outreach programs.
Members of the general public can also purchase a CD of unclaimed property owners for $4 by sending a letter of request to the Comptroller’s office at:
Comptroller of Maryland Compliance Division Unclaimed Property, Room 310
301 W. Preston Street
Baltimore, MD 21201
Interested parties can remit payment via postal order or business check payable to The Comptroller of Maryland – Unclaimed Property. The CD would contain non-confidential information such as the owner’s name, last known address, and claim number.
Maryland Law, Md. Code Ann., General Provisions Article (GP) §4-335 prohibits the Comptroller from disclosing private information like the owner’s SSN, the sort and value of the property, financial notes, and any information about the holder. Additionally, Md. Code Ann., mercantile law, Section §17-311(b)(2) allows only an individual in interest to obtain information about the property’s value or description and the holder’s name and address.