State Treasurer of Iowa

The Great Iowa Treasure Hunt's Vital Statistics Document Protects your Assets

Over the years, one thing I have tried to do is find ways to help families keep their property from becoming lost. Millions of dollars in unclaimed property are turned over to my office annually when companies are unable to locate the lost owners. To date, the Great Iowa Treasure Hunt holds over $308 million for over two million accounts. Many of those lost owners are deceased individuals whose heirs often do not have access to or knowledge of important and financial information prior to it becoming unclaimed property.

To help loved ones locate life and financial information, the Great Iowa Treasure Hunt created a Vital Statistics document. By downloading and completing this document, you are providing direction and guidance to your loved ones. The document allows you to provide up-to-date information that may help prevent your property from being turned over as unclaimed property. In the event of your death, it is important that your loved ones know where to find this document. You may print your copy here.  

Common examples of unclaimed property include money in forgotten savings and checking accounts, uncashed insurance benefits 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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