The Unclaimed Property Division of the Nebraska State Treasurer’s Office will kick off its 2016 outreach season July 8-10 in Fremont at the John C. Fremont Days, State Treasurer Don Stenberg said today.
A total of 4,306 properties valued at more than $947,000 is being held for residents of Dodge County including Fremont, Treasurer Stenberg said.
“We are looking forward to helping visitors search and file claims for property being held in their names at our first outreach event of the year,” Stenberg said. “One in five Nebraskans has unclaimed property, so we encourage visitors to the John C. Fremont Days to search not only for property belonging to themselves, but also for property belonging to family members, friends, businesses, and community organizations.”
Stenberg reminded Nebraskans that they can search for unclaimed property anytime at treasurer.nebraska.gov. In instances in which property is $500 or less, owners can file claims online through the Treasurer’s website.
More than $11.8 million was returned to owners in 2015, and a total of 15,368 claims were approved. So far in 2016, more than $8.4 million of unclaimed property has been returned, representing a total of 10,691 claims approved.
“Outreach events provide ideal opportunities for our Unclaimed Property team to meet Nebraskans and help them search for money being held by the state in their names or in the names of their businesses or family members,” Stenberg said. “Outreach events also provide an opportunity for our team to explain how the unclaimed property program works and how properties come to be turned over to the state.”
The state is holding more than $170 million in unclaimed property for more than 350,000 Nebraskans and their heirs. Common forms of unclaimed property are uncashed paychecks, unused gift cards, refunds, rental deposits, utility deposits, stocks, dividends, insurance payments, savings bonds, matured CDs, and lost IRAs.
The complete outreach schedule includes the following locations:
Additional ways to search for unclaimed property and file claims include the following: