Claim It Texas
- The state of Texas requires any business, institution, or government agency in the state to report and abandoned or unclaimed property that hasn’t had an owner for up to five years
- Easy to use and operated by the state of Texas
- Residents in Texas can claim unclaimed funds for another party if it’s a spouse, parent, child, or other family member that has passed away
One of the duties of the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts is making sure that property gets back to its rightful owner. There’s no time limit to make a claim on abandoned funds in Texas. In addition to the unclaimed funds form, residents will need to send in a copy of their photo ID card, a Social Security card copy, and something that proves an address like a copy of a utility bill, a tax form, or a mortgage coupon. Residents who have mailed in their Texas unclaimed funds form can track the status of their claim online by entering their 8 digit claim number that can be found on the top of their claim form or letter. Once someone finished a Texas unclaimed funds form, it will usually take 6 to 8 to receive their payment from the state comptroller. Please note Texas residents can use the Claim Texas service to search by name, and will see a list of any abandoned or unclaimed property attached to that person.
What can be unclaimed property in the state of Texas?
Unclaimed funds in Texas include bank dividends, payroll checks, stocks, mutual funds, bonds, or things like utility deposits, school deposits, proceeds from an insurance policy, trust funds, and Escrow payments. Funds are considered “unclaimed” after 60 months in Texas, and there is no limit to the time period that a person has to claim old funds.
To contact the Texas state comptroller regarding unclaimed property
- Unclaimed Property, P.O. Box 12046, Austin, TX 78711