The Maryland Comptroller’s Office holds unclaimed property records from hundreds of thousands of accounts, amounting to hundreds of millions of dollars. The Comptroller’s Office attempts to locate owners through newspaper ads, media campaigns, mass mailings and outreach programs.
Many do not realize there is money owed to them from unclaimed property. Current or former residents can search their names on the Comptroller of Maryland’s website to find out if the state is holding onto their unclaimed property. If you find that you are owed money, you can fill out a form and mail it in with proof of identification to claim your property and/or money.
Unclaimed property can include safe deposit boxes, bank accounts, stocks, bonds, uncashed checks and wages, insurance policies, trust funds and utility deposits, among other things. Additionally, rightful owners may be unaware that they are heirs to property from deceased relatives.
Does the state of Maryland owe you money?
In years past, many of our clients have found missing money by checking the Maryland Comptroller’s Unclaimed Property Report. Maryland has returned more than $1 billion in cash and properties over the years. Click here to see if you have unclaimed money.
Questions about unclaimed property? Contact the attorneys at Azrael Franz. We are here to help.