The North Carolina State Treasurer’s Office collects unclaimed money for state residents. There are nearly billions of dollars of unclaimed money in the state, and they work to find the rightful owners of this money. But not all of it makes it to the rightful owners. In some cases, money has been left behind by the owner because they moved, changed phone numbers, or even died without being claimed.
If you have a claim that is worth over $250, you will be required to fill out the necessary paperwork. There are specific timeframes for processing claims. The State Treasurer’s Office makes every effort to follow all laws and procedures when releasing unclaimed funds to their rightful owners. You can check your claim’s status by clicking the “Claim Status” block below. You can also fill out an online form and upload required documents to submit your claim.
Unclaimed property in North Carolina can come in many forms, including checks, utilities, and insurance payouts. There are over three million records in the unclaimed property database, and you can even find unclaimed cash by zip code. Whether you’re looking for a lost paycheck or an unclaimed utility deposit, the state treasurer’s office can help.
In order to get a claim paid, you must provide proof of ownership and identity. The State Treasurer’s Office provides a list of unclaimed property in each county. Additionally, the clerks of the superior courts in North Carolina provide information about unclaimed property.
The Unclaimed Property Division of the State Treasurer’s Office maintains NC Cash, a web system for finding unclaimed money and returning the funds to the rightful owner. Persons who wish to seek out unclaimed money on NC Cash must:
Visit the claim search page
Enter the owner’s full name
Provide the owner’s address or city for accurate results
A name-based search using this resource will provide:
The owner’s name.
The name of known co-owners.
Therefore the owner’s last known address.
The search also will show the company that reported the unclaimed money and the amount reported. Each search result features a property ID valid for claiming unclaimed money by mail.