State Treasurer Roby Smith Announces National Unclaimed Property Day
State Treasurer Roby Smith is starting the year with a celebration for National Unclaimed Property Day on February 1. “The goal of the Great Iowa Treasure Hunt is to put money back into the hands of rightful owners,” said Smith. “Unclaimed Property Day is a great opportunity to search for your unclaimed treasure.” For the celebration, Smith’s Office will be announcing names of individuals, businesses and non-profits from around the state who had unclaimed property reported to the Great Iowa Treasure Hunt in 2022. “Follow Iowa Treasurer on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and join us on February 1 as we highlight names recently reported to the State,” Smith continued. “Even if you’ve checked for your name in the past, I encourage you to check our website again. You never know what might be waiting for you or someone you know!” Past and present Iowans can search anytime for their unclaimed property by visiting GreatIowaTreasureHunt.gov. Administered by the State Treasurer, the Great Iowa Treasure Hunt is the State’s only legitimate unclaimed property source. Unclaimed property includes, but is not limited to, forgotten checking and savings accounts, uncashed checks, lost stocks, life insurance policies, utility security deposits and contents from abandoned safe deposit boxes. When businesses and entities are unable to locate the rightful owner of a property, it is reported to the State as unclaimed. The Great Iowa Treasure Hunt then works to locate the owner or heir of the assets so individuals can collect what is rightfully theirs. Celebrate National Unclaimed Property Day by sharing information about the Great Iowa Treasure Hunt to friends and family. Be sure to follow the Treasurer on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for the February 1 celebration.