Aug. 23, 2023 (White Hall, Ark.) – Auditor of State Dennis Milligan’s office, which administers the state’s unclaimed property program, the Great Arkansas Treasure Hunt, delivered more than $2,600 to the White Hall School District recently.
“The White Hall School District filed their claim for $2,696.23 with our office and we were happy to hand-deliver them a check last month,” Milligan said. “This is money that belongs to the district and will help it continue to serve its students.”
Milligan is focusing his outreach efforts during the month of August on school districts that have unclaimed property in the Great Arkansas Treasure Hunt.
Unclaimed property can be any number of financial items, such as insurance premium overpayments, book club refunds, unreimbursed utility deposits, uncashed checks, etc. Anyone could have unclaimed property, including individuals, businesses, nonprofit organizations or heirs of a deceased family member.
When owners abandon an account – through a move or a death, for instance – and the holder of the property cannot locate the owner, the money or properties are submitted to the Auditor of State’s office. The Auditor’s office is required to return unclaimed property back to citizens.
“Since I took office on Jan. 10th, we’ve returned more than $16 million to citizens through the Great Arkansas Treasure Hunt.”
To see if you or your organization has unclaimed property in Arkansas, visit https://claimitar.com/.
Pictured is Gary Williams (left), Superintendent of the White Hall School District, with Thomas Burchfield, Outreach Manager for the Auditor of State’s office.
Dennis Milligan was elected Auditor of State in 2023. The Auditor’s office is responsible for ensuring payroll for more than 600 state government elected officials, Supreme Court justices, prosecuting attorneys and deputy prosecutors. The office also administers the state’s Unclaimed Property Program, The Great Arkansas Treasure Hunt. Learn more at https://auditor.ar.gov/.