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WHAT IS UNCLAIMED PROPERTY?


The most frequently asked question of an unclaimed property administrator is, "What is unclaimed or abandoned property?"

While state laws defining periods of dormancy (inactivity) vary, a wide range of reportable property includes but is not limited to:

  • Dormant checking and savings accounts
  • Uncashed money orders or cashiers checks
  • Unclaimed insurance benefits
  • Mineral royalty payments
  • Safe depository contents
  • Unused gift certificates
  • Dividends, stocks, or bonds
  • Utility deposits or refunds

OWNERS SEARCHING FOR UNCLAIMED PROPERTY


Could Delaware be holding some of your property? This page outlines the steps required for finding and claiming Unclaimed Property in Delaware.


HOLDERS REMITTING UNCLAIMED PROPERTY TO DELAWARE


Is your business required to turn over property to Delaware? This page provides information to Holders on property remittance, deadlines, voluntary compliance, and more.


DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE CONTACT INFORMATION


For Claims

escheat.claimquestions@state.de.us

For Holder Reporting and Compliance

escheat.holderquestions@state.de.us

General Questions

302-577-8220


SECRETARY OF STATE VOLUNTARY COMPLIANCE CONTACT INFORMATION


For Voluntary Compliance through the Secretary of State
http://vda.delaware.gov/

sos.vda@state.de.us or call 302-577-8959


NEW DEVELOPMENTS


Intent to Expedite Completion of Examination Required Form

Conversion from Examination to the VDA Program Required Form