How do you search for unclaimed money through the Maine state treasurer?


Quick Answer

Search for unclaimed money through the Maine State Treasurer by going to the treasury's website at Maine.gov and choosing the option for Unclaimed Property Search and Claim. From there, click the Get Started Now option, and enter the necessary search criteria.

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Searching for unclaimed funds and property in the state of Main is free. The Maine state treasurer does not charge a fee for processing claims made for property. Unclaimed property includes lost or abandoned assets owned by people who cannot be located after a certain period of time. The unclaimed property in the state of Maine does not include real estate, vehicles or animals.

In order to search for unclaimed property in the search portal, you need the property owner's name or the property ID if known. You also need the Social Security number of the property owner if you wish to view details about the property under the More Information link. You can view these details prior to filing a claim. You may also need to print forms to file the claim, but this is dependent upon the contents of the claim. The value of the property held by the state is undisclosed until verification of ownership is provided.

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