State Treasurer of Iowa

Great Iowa Treasure Hunt

Each year, millions of dollars in money and other assets, collectively called unclaimed property, are turned over to the State Treasurer’s Office when businesses and entities have lost contact with the owner after a specific period of time. The State Treasurer’s Office safekeeps the assets and works to reunite owners with their unclaimed property through Great Iowa Treasure Hunt. Examples include checking and savings accounts, uncashed checks, stocks, bonds, insurance benefits, utility security deposits or even valuables from safe deposit boxes. Search to see if any belong to you at It’s easy and free!

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  • Fact Sheet (PDF): See the statistics the Great Iowa Treasure Hunt has to offer, including how much has been returned and how much is waiting to be claimed.
  • Survey Results (PDF): Discover what Great Iowa Treasure Hunt claimants had to say about their experience with the program, including how easy it was to claim their funds and how they rated our quality of service.  
  • Vital Statistics (PDF): Download and complete this document to provide guidance and direction to your loved ones on the handling of your assets to prevent them from becoming unclaimed property.
  • Program Speaker Request: Request a speaker for your event to discuss all things unclaimed property.
  • Interactive Map: See unclaimed property stats for every county in Iowa, including how much is available to claim and how much has already been returned.
  • NAUPA: Search the national database of unclaimed property, offered through the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators (NAUPA), to see if you have unclaimed property in other states.
  • NAUPA Tips (PDF): Help prevent your property from being unclaimed by following these tips from NAUPA.

Reporting Unclaimed Property

If you are a business or organization looking to report unclaimed property to the State of Iowa, visit our Reporting Overview page on Below are some additional resources for reporting property.

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