According to the Pennsylvania Treasury Department, residents, local officials, businesses and orginizations across the state should check the department's Unclaimed Property Database to see if they may be owed unclaimed property.
The Treasury reportedly holds approximately $77 million of unclaimed property that is available for claim by Montgomery County residents, businesses, and organizations. The Treasury currently holds $1.9 billion in total unclaimed property.
Pennsylvania Treasurer Rob McCord recently returned $49,401 to Montgomery County – nearly $8,000 to the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Department and more than $5,500 to the county's Domestic Relations Office. The property was reportedly from a combination of accounts payable checks, refunds, rebates and uncashed escrow account checks.
“Local governments across Pennsylvania support personnel who keep our communities safe, help to educate our children, and provide for our most vulnerable residents through critical human services,” Treasurer McCord said in a press release about the funds. “They need financial resources to support that crucial work – especially at a time when traditional avenues of funding continue to decrease. The money we are returning today belongs to the county and its residents, and it will be put to good use to support those types of public services.”
“This money belongs to the citizens of Montgomery County, so it’s only right that we put it back into their hands today,” said McCord. “Thanks to the initiative of Montgomery County Treasurer Jason Salus to pursue this claim and the leadership of Commissioners Josh Shapiro, Leslie Richards and Bruce Castor, these funds will be used to keep children safe and provide support to families facing challenges.”
“In these challenging economic times, every dollar helps support our vital county programs and services,” Montgomery County Treasurer Jason Salus said. “Treasurer McCord’s office made searching for and claiming our unclaimed property an easy experience, and I encourage Montgomery County residents and other local governments to find out if they have any property waiting for them at www.patreasury.gov.”
To search and claim property, citizens should search under their name or the names of their family members, friends, businesses, or employers at this link. Citizens may also call 1-800-222-2046, Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Members of Treasury’s Return Team are available to assist with searches as property may be listed under an incomplete or misspelled name.