There is well over $21 million in Massachusetts unclaimed property waiting to be claimed. It is estimated that 1 in 10 people in Massachusetts have unclaimed property. We'll walk you through the steps to claim your money now.
Tutorial on Finding Your Massachusetts Unclaimed Property
Clicking on the link here will take you to the search page that you start on. Enter your last name or business name if you are looking for money that will be in your business's name. It is suggested that you also enter your first name as well as the city that you live in currently or lived in at one time to help narrow your search and find your money quicker. Click on "Search" to advance.
A list of names matching yours will then be returned along with the city of residence and whether the claim is for more than $100. If you find money that could be yours then click "Claim" next to the name.
You will then be asked three questions about the claim. Two of them are if it's your name and had you lived in the city on the property claim before. If it's not yours and you are claiming for someone who is deceased then are you the rightful heir. If you are satisfied that it is yours click "Initiate Claim."
Fill out the required fields which are marked by a red asterisk. Some of the fields that are not required and suggested to help expedite the claim process. This may include a phone number. They may not be necessary but delays are usually resolved with more information. Click "Next" to advance.
The next page is also not necessary information but suggested to help claim your money sooner. These include your last two addresses that you lived at. The only required information is your relationship to the owner of the money. If it is yourself then choose "I am the owner" from the drop down box. There are other choices if you are claiming for someone else.
There has then been a submission made on the claim in your name. You will be sent an email with the confirmation of the submission. In the email is your inquiry number that you should save to use later as you check the status of your claim.
You can check the status of your claim here. Or you can contact the claim office by phone at 617-367-0400 or 1-800-647-2300 (toll free Massachusetts only) Monday-Friday 8:45am to 5:00pm EST. You can also write to the Department of the State Treasurer at: