State Treasurer of Iowa

Great Iowa Treasure Hunt Gears Up for Fall Publication

November 30, 2016

 DES MOINES, IA -- State Treasurer Michael L. Fitzgerald’s Great Iowa Treasure Hunt fall publication is scheduled to be released soon. The soon-to-be-published list contains the most recent unclaimed property names that were added to the Great Iowa Treasure Hunt.

“The upcoming publication has the most up-to-date unclaimed property listings in the Great Iowa Treasure Hunt,” Fitzgerald said. “I encourage everyone to search for their name in the paper, even if you have checked before. You may also search for your name any time by visiting” 
The Great Iowa Treasure Hunt program has returned over $221 million in unclaimed property to more than 508,000 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, safe deposit box contents and many other types of property.
Visit the Great Iowa Treasure Hunt at to begin your search. Be sure to like Great Iowa Treasure Hunt on Facebook and follow the program on Twitter (@GreatIATreasure). 

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