Unclaimed property

The Tennessee Department of Treasury’s Unclaimed Property Division has launched exciting enhancements to ClaimItTN.gov, the online portal where anyone can search and claim missing money they may have in Tennessee.

The Treasury estimates that one in six Tennesseans could have missing money.

As of June 30, there is $1.2 billion waiting to be claimed.

Unclaimed property is money that has been turned over to the state by businesses and organizations unable to locate the owners.

This includes intangible assets such as utility or business refunds, unclaimed wages, credit balances for overpayments, gift certificates, securities, bank accounts, etc.

The Unclaimed Property Division is a consumer-protection program of the Tennessee Department of Treasury that works to reunite the millions of missing dollars turned over every year with its rightful owners.

ClaimItTN.gov is now mobile-friendly, improving online searches for unclaimed property in Tennessee on any internet device.

The claims process has also been streamlined, including enhanced communications within the portal. Claimants can now file multiple properties on a single claim, greatly reducing the time it takes to claim and receive property.

In response to a customer-service survey sent to each claimant, Tennesseans are praising their claim experience in the new portal.

“I love how the status of each step of the process was self-explanatory. I will definitely refer others to search your website! Thanks!!”

“This was a very easy and pleasant experience. I have told everyone I know about it. Who knew there was lost money out there. Thank you so much!”

“This unclaimed property was a total surprise to me. And during this difficult year of the COVID-19 virus, the lockdowns and unfortunate deaths of so many people, this small unexpected ‘gift’ lifted my spirit, and made me smile with gratefulness.”

“It was fast and the staff I spoke with were always helpful and so kind. Thank you for this service; this money was truly needed right now.”

There is never a fee to claim your missing money in Tennessee, nor is there a time frame to claim. Anyone can see if they are owed any missing money by searching their name at ClaimItTN.gov, and may file a claim online if they find unclaimed property belonging to them.

The online database contains all unclaimed property in Tennessee dating to the beginning of the program.

The Treasury recommends searching for common misspellings of your name and addresses as well, as that may be why the business was unable to return the money to you initially. The website also includes a link to help search for missing money in other states.