Filing A Claim

​How Do I File a Claim?

Filing a claim is easy! If you found your name or your company’s name on a list published in the newspaper or on the Auditor’s website, or if you have reason to believe the Unclaimed Property Division is holding funds which belong to you, you should file a claim with the Arkansas Auditor of State’s Unclaimed Property Division.

To file a claim, visit www.auditor.ar.gov and search by entering your name in the Unclaimed Property search.  When you find your name select “Print a claim form” and fill out the required information.  After completing the form, print it out and mail it in to the Auditor of State, UCP Division, PO Box 251920, Little Rock, AR  72225-1920.  Be sure to include all required documentation.  See below for a list of requirements for claiming property.

Upon receipt of your documentation the UCP staff will review and verify the claim. The documentation required varies with the type of property being claimed and whether the claimant is an owner, an heir, or an officer of a company. A signed and notarized claim form and copies of personal identification are required proof for all claims. Other documentation may be necessary.

The Unclaimed Property Division will research a name and process all claims at no charge to the owner.

Note: We cannot provide personalized claim forms to third parties. We must deal directly with the claimant.  Claimants must attach copies of any agreement or contract with a third party finder (if applicable)

Requirements for Filing a Claim

Claims will not be processed without the following information:

Copy of any agreement or contract with an heir finder or tracer must be attached (if applicable).

Claimant is the same person as the Owner – PROVIDE ALL OF THE FOLLOWING:

  • Notarized Claim Form
  • Copy of current driver’s license (unless Claimant is a corporation)
  • Copy of Social Security Card or other document showing social security number (or Federal Tax ID Number)
  • Verification of Owner Address as shown in box on page 1
  • Corporate Letter of Authority if Owner is a corporation

Claimant is NOT the same person as the Owner – PROVIDE ALL OF THE FOLLOWING:

  • Notarized Claim Form
  • Copy of Claimant’s current driver’s license (unless Claimant is a corporation)
  • Document showing Owner’s Social Security Number or Federal Tax ID Number
  • Verification of Owner Address shown on our records OR proof of Owner’s relationship with Holder
  • Legal authority to claim on behalf of Owner such as Guardianship, Trust Documents, Corporate Letter of Authority 

Owner is deceased – CLAIMANT MUST PROVIDE ALL OF THE FOLLOWING:

  • Notarized Claim Form
  • Copy of Claimant's current driver's license (unless Claimant is a corporation)
  • Document showing Owner's Social Security Number or Federal Tax ID Number
  • Verification of Owner Address shown on our records OR proof of Owner's relationship with Holder
  • Legal authority to claim on behalf of Owner such as Guardianship, Trust Documents, Corporate Letter of Authority 

Owner is deceased – CLAIMANT MUST PROVIDE ALL OF THE FOLLOWING:

  • Notarized Claim Form
  • Copy of Claimant's current driver's license
  • For most claims (all claims other than royalty or mineral claims):
  • Death Certificate of Owner (Copy)
  • Verification of Owner Address shown on our records OR proof of Owner's relationship with Holder
  • Document showing Claimant is entitled to property of Owner such as
    • Court order of Final Distribution (with copy of the Will) if estate was probated
    • Letters Testamentary or Letters of Administration if estate is still open
    • Affidavit of Heirship if Owner died without a Will or Will was not probated.
    • [NOTE:  Do not send Wills unless attached to a final Court Order of Distribution or Settlement Agreement.]

For all royalty or mineral claims:

  • Letter from the oil/gas company stating how much of the funds we are holding should be paid to Claimant

Forms

In some cases additional information may be required to process your claim.  The following forms can be used to fulfill these requirements.