Treasurer Fitzgerald Says More Names Have Been Added to the Great Iowa Treasure Hunt PDF Print E-mail
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Monday, 02 May 2011 11:41

DES MOINES, IA (05/02/2011)(readMedia)-- State Treasurer Michael L. Fitzgerald's Great Iowa Treasure Hunt spring publication is scheduled to be released soon. The upcoming list is the latest names of unclaimed property owners with undiscovered treasures. This is in part of Fitzgerald's continuous promotion of the Great Iowa Treasure Hunt.

"The release of the spring publication is always exciting for us. In upcoming weeks, we will be listing the new names of people who have had funds turned over to the Great Iowa Treasure Hunt. I encourage everyone to search for their name," Fitzgerald said. The Treasurer would also like to remind individuals they do not have to wait for the publication to begin to see if they have unclaimed property. "Individuals can go to and search the entire Great Iowa Treasure Hunt list for their names anytime."

The Great Iowa Treasure Hunt program has returned over $122 million in unclaimed property to more than 310,000 individuals since Fitzgerald started it in 1983. Unclaimed property refers to money and other assets held by financial institutions or companies that have lost contact with the property's owner for a specific period of time. State law requires these institutions and companies to annually report and deliver unclaimed property to the State Treasurer's Office, where it is held until the owner or heir of the property is found. Common forms of unclaimed property include savings or checking accounts, stocks, uncashed checks, life insurance policies, utility security deposits, and safe deposit box contents.

Everyone is encouraged to keep watch for the upcoming publication. In the meantime, all Iowans are urged to visit and check to see if they have unclaimed property. Individuals may also send an email to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . For those who prefer corresponding by mail, please write to: State Treasurer Michael L. Fitzgerald, Great Iowa Treasure Hunt, Lucas State Office Building, Des Moines, IA 50319. Please make sure to provide current name, previous names and addresses.

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