State Treasurer of Iowa

Auction

Official Publication of Safe Deposit Box Properties

Each year, financial institutions across the state of Iowa are required to report contents from abandoned safe deposit boxes. Once the contents are received, the Treasurer’s Office makes every attempt to locate the rightful owners. Letters are mailed to the last known address; names are published in a newspaper in the county of the last known address; names are posted on the GreatIowaTreasureHunt.gov website; names are taken to the Iowa State Fair and other events around the state; and a search of online databases is completed to determine if there is an updated address for the lost owner.

Start Your Search

The Treasurer’s Office is authorized to sell contents at a public auction when it is no longer feasible to hold the contents in the vault. Auctions are hosted by Lone Star Auctioneers, which specializes in selling unclaimed safe deposit box contents from state unclaimed property programs. The auction website link is IowaUnclaimedProperty.org. Bidding is open to anyone registered and approved on Lone Star Auctioneers with a valid U.S. mailing address.

Current Auction

The current auction ends June 26. Below is a list of safe deposit box owners with items up for sale in the auction. If you are on the list and would like to make a claim for your items, visit GreatIowaTreasureHunt.gov/app/claim-search and enter the Property ID in the Property ID field. 

 

Owner Property ID
Tatty Bahar 2014148218
Crystal Connor 2014220391
Darlene B Southwick 2014239161
Unknown 2014247551
Ruth Prall 9700030050
Debbie Baillot 2011023631
William P Harrison 2012023887
Unknown 2013011325
Unknown 2013011326
Unknown 2013011327
Frank Lyons Jr 2002022655
Faye Ogden 2002022760
Edward Ogden 2002022760
Otie Danico 2002022856
Darrell L Jeffery 2002036303
Louise T Brady 2002039301

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