In September 2016, I announced the addition of over 60,000 Des Moines-area properties to the Great Iowa Treasure Hunt. The additional properties represented over $11 million added from the City of Des Moines class action franchise tax lawsuit. The amounts range from $10 to over $300,000 and my office was given 18 months to find the rightful owners through the Great Iowa Treasure Hunt. Owners have until April 25, at which time any remaining funds will be returned to the City. Over the course of the last 16 months, our office received a record number of calls, people stopping by our office, visits to our website and claims submitted. But even more importantly, 11,000 people or businesses have received checks for a total of $3.8 million! Visit GreatIowaTreasureHunt.gov to begin your search.