Treasurer David McRae

McRae explains returned unclaimed property can infuse much-needed capital into Mississippi’s economy

Treasurer David McRae today announced unclaimed property claims can be notarized remotely, after Governor Tate Reeves eased requirements.

“Unclaimed property is not the state’s money. It’s your money,” said Treasurer David McRae. “Especially as families face financial difficulties amid the coronavirus pandemic, we see it as our number one priority to return unclaimed property to its rightful owners as quickly as possible. Remote notarization allows Mississippians to complete the unclaimed property claims process without putting their health in jeopardy, while enabling us to infuse this much-needed capital into Mississippi’s economy.”

Before having your claims form remotely notarized, check with your notary to see if they are authorized to offer remote notarization and can forego the in-person requirements for notarization.

For more information on remote notarization, please visit the Secretary of State’s website¬†here.

What is Unclaimed Property?

It’s sometimes very difficult for banks, credit unions, and even retail stores to find the rightful owner of big chunks of money. People move – families lose touch – and the money just sits there. After five years, these entities turn that money over to the state to find the rightful owners, which is what our team does in the Unclaimed Property Division.

Where do I search for Unclaimed Property?

Visit treasury.ms.gov. Enter your last name. And begin your search!

Press Release

4/8/2020