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Claiming Your Property

**IMPORTANT** Did you receive an unclaimed property notice like this Post Card(pdf)? The Comptroller's team sends out notices quarterly in an effort to connect rightful owners with their property.

Filing a Claim for Individuals & Businesses/Organizations

Claims for Individuals

Search

Enter your name* in the search box on our Finding Your Property page. 

* If searching for someone deceased, estate, multiple names, see the links at the bottom. 

Submit Your Claim

  • Complete the information requested on the COT ST912 claim form (PDF).
  • Print one form for each claim number found in the search results.
  • Sign the form.
  • Attach the supporting documentation 
  • Mail to the following address, also located on the top of your claim form:

          Comptroller of Maryland - Unclaimed Property Unit
          301 West Preston Street, Room 310
          Baltimore, MD 21201-2385

Processing Time

How long it takes to receive your property varies throughout the year. There are various factors that can reduce or increase this time. Some examples are: did you provide all of the required documentation, peak periods, or high volume of claims received will delay the processing time, and complex claims or claims with securities/stock will take longer. 

Approval Process

Below is an explanation of the approval process your claim may go through.

First, when you mail us your claim it is received in our mail room. All mail is sorted and distributed to the different divisions in the Comptroller's Office.

Once received in the Unclaimed Property Unit your claim is logged into our system and assigned to a claims processor. That claims processor will work the claim in the order they are received. 

The claim will then be reviewed for the required documentation based on the circumstances of your claims. See Supporting Documentation for the most common required documents. If not all of the requested documentation was received or if based on the circumstances additional documentation is needed the claims processor will mail or email a request to your for additional documentation. 

When all of the required documentation is received tha claims processor will approve your claim. Claims will require multiple level of approval depending on the dollar amount and circumstances of your claim.  

Claims for Businesses/Organizations

Search

Enter the name of your business or organization in the search box on our Finding Your Property page. Be sure to enter the business or organization name in Last Name box. Use multiple variations of your business/organization's names as data may have been abbreviated by the holder that remitted the property to us.

Submit Your Claim

  • Complete the information requested on the COT ST912 claim form (PDF).
  • Print one form for each claim number found in the search results.
  • Provide information such as proof of address, ownership, proof of authorization, 
  • Provide additional information if it applies, such as proof of name change, affiliation, merger, acquisition, proof of organization closed, dissolved, sold, W9 form.
  • Have the form signed by two officers of the organization and provide copies of IDs.
  • Reporting organization error or reimbursement use COT/ST 917 claim form (used by reporting organization requesting the return of funds from their own report).
  • Mail to the following address, also located on the top of your claim form:

          Comptroller of Maryland - Unclaimed Property Unit
          301 West Preston Street, Room 310
          Baltimore, MD 21201-2385

When you get your check, please cash it as soon as possible. If you don't cash your check within six months of the date printed on the check, it will remain as unclaimed funds and you may have to file a new claim.

If you prefer to contact a representative by phone, you will need to provide the claim number found on the listing and the owner's name. There is no time limit to claim your property. 

If you still have questions feel free to visit our FAQs.



 
Links for Claim Your Property
Unclaimed Property
Claim Your Property
  Claims for Deceased Owners and Estates
  Supporting Documentation
  Claims on Behalf of Another Person Joint or Multiple Owners
 
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