Claim It Texas
- The Official State of Texas Unclaimed Property Website
- Claims one on four people in the state of Texas have unclaimed property
It should be noted the state of Texas does not charge for the Claim It In Texas service and users will need the following information to search for a unclaimed property:
- Business name or last name of person making claim
- First name i.e. Joe
- Zip code
It is recommended customers narrow their search by providing the name of the city in which the unclaimed property was lost. At anytime there is over $3 billion worth of unclaimed property being held in the state of Texas (everything is bigger in Texas after all). In the year 2014 over 200 million dollars was claimed by the hardworking people of Texas. Claimant who find they are owed money have the option of donating the money to Texas Match the Promise Foundation which will help put a child through college in the state (it is estimated that about 50% of the claimants use this option).
Claim It In Texas Lore
- Unclaimed property in the state of Texas is defined as any property abandoned by the owner for period of one or more years
- The site/service is administered by the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
- Common types of unclaimed property include stocks, mutual fund accounts, cattle papers, bonds, royalty payments and insurance proceeds
- Title 6 of the Texas Property Code governs the Claim It In Texas program
- According to lore there is not a time limit a person has to claim property
- Customers can check the status of a claim by utilizing the 8-digit claim number found in the top right-hand corner of the claim form or letter received once the claim was made
It should be noted citizens who owe the state money may have to provide any profits through unclaimed property back to the state of Texas.