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Glenn Hegar
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
Glenn Hegar
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts
Glenn Hegar
Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts

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Unclaimed Property - The JourneyHow it gets to the Comptroller's office and how it gets back to you

How do I claim my property?

  1. Find your unclaimed property on ClaimItTexas.org.
  2. Create a claim online and provide supporting documentation if required.
  3. We'll evaluate the documentation and:
    • If needed, request additional documentation to identify rightful owner.
    • If documentation does not prove ownership, deny the claim.
    • If the claim is approved, then…

If it is a safe box:

  1. Items are returned to the owner.
  2. If the items were sold at auction, the State of Texas writes you a check for the proceeds.

If it is money:

The State of Texas writes you a check.

If it is stock:

  1. Shares are transferred back to the owner (or heir).
  2. If shares were sold or dividends collected, the State of Texas writes you a check for the proceeds.

How did the Comptroller Get My Property?

  1. A business or bank identifies money or property belonging to someone they are unable to contact.
  2. The business or bank holds the property for at least one year.
  3. If there are no claims or activity on the account, the property is transferred to the Comptroller.

If it is a safe box:

  1. The name of the box's owner is listed online, but there is no dollar amount shown.
  2. Items not claimed after one year are put up for auction.

If it is money:

Money is posted by account owner name online, and will show the dollar amount.

If it is stock:

  1. The name of the stock owner is listed online, but there is no dollar amount shown.
  2. Stocks may often be sold.
  3. Any dividends collected are added to the account.

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How Does the Comptroller Get My Property?
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