Unclaimed Property representatives from the comptroller’s office will be available to help people search for unclaimed property online, fill out claim forms and answer questions from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday at the Anderson County Courthouse Annex – Room 103A, at 703 N. Mallard in Palestine.
The Comptroller’s office reports that Anderson County residents currently have more than 25,200 unclaimed properties, worth more than $1.9 million in total.
“The current balance in the state’s Unclaimed Property fund is approximately $2.6 billion,” Texas Comptroller Susan Combs said. “That money belongs to Texans, and it is important that we get it back into the right hands.”
The Comptroller estimates one in four Texans has money waiting to be claimed. Unclaimed property includes forgotten utility deposits or other refunds, insurance proceeds, mineral interest or royalty payments, dormant bank accounts and abandoned safe deposit box contents. To search for unclaimed property any time, visit the Comptroller’s unclaimed property website at www.ClaimItTexas.org or call 1-800-654-FIND (3463).