The Nebraska State Treasurer’s annual Unclaimed Property Report will be published in 16 Nebraska newspapers in March and April, beginning this weekend in the Omaha World-Herald and the Scottsbluff Star-Herald, State Treasurer Don Stenberg said today.
A total of 117,530 names of owners, which were added to the Unclaimed Property database in 2015, are included in the 40-page report published as a newspaper tabloid. Treasurer Stenberg emphasized that the tabloid includes only new names added in 2015 and that the total number of names in the database is more than three times that number.
Names are arranged in the tabloid by county of last known address, and a section at the back of the tabloid lists names whose addresses are unknown.
“If you don’t see your name in this year’s publication, I encourage you to check our online database or call our office to see if we are holding any unclaimed property for you. I also encourage you to look for the names of family members, friends, and businesses or organizations you may be involved with,” Stenberg said.
Nebraskans can check for unclaimed property anytime at the Treasurer’s website, treasurer.nebraska.gov. A search box is located in the center of the website homepage. Owners of properties valued at $500 or less are now able to file claims online with proper documentation, Stenberg said.
This year’s tabloid features six Nebraskans from across the state who collectively received more than $80,000 in unclaimed property last year. The featured Nebraskans come from North Platte, Minatare, Lincoln, Omaha, and Fremont.
“We thank these Nebraskans who were willing to tell their stories about finding unclaimed property in hopes of encouraging others to search and to let others know that the Treasurer’s Office is available to help with their searches as well as identify necessary documents to file claims,” Stenberg said. “These stories provide real-life examples of how unclaimed property can change lives and, in many cases, remind survivors of family ties and sacrifices made by deceased family members.”
The following are some numbers from this year’s tabloid:
The unclaimed property report will appear in Nebraska newspapers according to the following schedule:
To file a claim, readers can choose from the following options: