State Treasurer of Iowa

Great Iowa Treasure Hunt 2016 Highlights

The Great Iowa Treasure Hunt wrapped up the year with a lot to celebrate. Our unclaimed property program had a record breaking year during the Iowa State Fair, where 10,000 unclaimed property claims were discovered. The largest claim printed during the fair, $62,720.00, was recently paid out. 

In September, the Great Iowa Treasure Hunt launched a new website. Treasure hunters can not only search for their lost treasures, but can now submit their claims online. Individuals can upload their completed claim form and documentation directly to our secure site at
Since 1983, the Great Iowa Treasure Hunt has returned $223,552,455. In 2016, over $16 million was returned alone! Corporations, business associations, financial institutions and companies across the nation report millions of dollars in unclaimed property to our office each year. Common examples of unclaimed property include money in forgotten savings and checking accounts, uncashed insurance benefit and payroll checks, lost stock and dividends, abandoned safe deposit box contents, utility refunds or deposits.
Visit the Great Iowa Treasure Hunt at to begin your search. Like Great Iowa Treasure Hunt on Facebook and follow the program on Twitter @GreatIATreasure to stay up to date on future events. 
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