Claiming Unclaimed Property
The Michigan Department of Treasury has millions of dollars in lost or forgotten assets from dormant bank accounts, uncashed checks, valuables left in safe deposit boxes and stock certificates. Because these properties were considered abandoned and unclaimed by the bank or company entrusted with them, they are turned over to the state, as required by law. The Michigan Department of Treasury is the custodian of these assets and returns them to their owners (or the owners' heirs) when they are rightfully claimed.
To search the Michigan Department of Treasury's Unclaimed Property database, enter a last name or business and select "Search". All properties containing this name will be included in the results. See the Search Tips below the form for help.
Search Unclaimed Property
- Please note: At the present time, the list of names is updated monthly. If you repeat a search within a month, you should see the same results.
- If a name is commonly misspelled, try searching under all known spellings.
- If there are spaces or punctuation in the name, also try searches without hyphens, apostrophes and spaces.
- Business inquiries should conduct multiple searches using all combinations of business names and abbreviations.