It's fabulous to hear Missouri Treasurer Clint Zweifel’s staff conducted more than 1,500 searches and talked to thousands of attendees at the 2012 Missouri State Fair about finding their unclaimed property, amounting to $68,000 worth of items getting into the hands of rightful owners.
But what's even more fun is that Patch asked for an accounting of unclaimed property totals for zip codes that service and .
Unclaimed items for people whose last-known address was Eureka [zip code 63025] currently total $843,691.19.
Under the zip codes that service Wildwood residents, unclaimed property exists accordingly:
The grand total of unclaimed property waiting for Eureka and Wildwood residents is worth $9,491,739.90!!!
“Each year, my Unclaimed Property team helps hundreds of individuals find property that belongs to them at the Missouri State Fair,” Zweifel said. “Returning Unclaimed Property to the people who own it is a very important part of my job. I continue to seek new tools that will make it easier for Missourians to search for and claim their property every day. The fair is a great opportunity for my staff to answer questions and explain how it all works, while helping individuals find their property and begin the claims process.”
Missourians also can sign-up to receive email notifications when new unclaimed property matching their information is added.
Since January 2009, the state's treasury team has returned $126 million to more than 402,000 account owners.
Information from Treasurer Zweifel’s Office about Unclaimed Property
State law requires financial institutions, insurance companies, public agencies and other business entities to turn over assets to Treasurer Zweifel that belong to a customer, client, employee or other owner if there have been no documented transactions or contact with the owner for five or more years. Most Unclaimed Property consists of cash from bank accounts, stocks, bonds and contents of safe deposit boxes that have been abandoned. It also can include uncollected insurance policy proceeds, government refunds, utility deposits and wages from past jobs. Treasurer Zweifel does not handle real property such as land and houses or certain types of personal property such as cars and boats. There is $700 million in Unclaimed Property maintained by Treasurer Zweifel. Treasurer Zweifel never charges for the return of Unclaimed Property.