Please see the letter from the State Treasurer below regarding unclaimed property. Visit www.showmemoney.com to check the list for your name or the name of a family member; or phone my office (573.751.1443) so we can check the list for you.
If your name is on the list, you will need to file a claim with the State Treasurer.
May 16, 2014
The Honorable Kathryn Swan
House Post Office
Jefferson City, Missouri 65101
Dear Representative Swan:
As State Treasurer, I work to ensure my administration continues to do all it can to return more than $810 million in Unclaimed Property to more than 4.7 million account owners. A portion of those funds are likely going to individuals, businesses or local governments in your district. I would appreciate your assistance in helping my efforts to locate these account owners and return their property.
A review of my Unclaimed Property database indicates I am currently holding $2,415,655.81 that belongs to approximately 18,625 account owners in your district.
Banks, businesses and insurance companies turn over Unclaimed Property to me after accounts have been inactive and whose owners could not be contacted for a statutorily defined period of time based on the type of property, generally five years.
Unclaimed Property never becomes property of the State. I hold it in perpetuity until the owner or a proper heir can be located or comes forward. Account owners can file a claim online or request a paper claim be mailed to them at any time by visiting www.ShowMeMoney.com. One in 10 Missourians has Unclaimed Property and the average claim is $300.
Attached is a list of property owners in your district whose property has become unclaimed. By law, dollar amounts of more than $50 are not public record.
As they were last year, this year's reports are formatted as Excel files instead of CDs to simplify delivery and conserve costs. If you prefer your list in CD format, please email Scott.Harper@treasurer.mo.gov and one will be provided to you.
To file a claim or check to see if they have Unclaimed Property, citizens may visit www.ShowMeMoney.com, or they can write me at: PO Box 1004, Jefferson City, MO 65102-1004.
Thank you for your assistance in this important matter for Missourians.