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Unclaimed Property

Each year, businesses and government agencies, also known as “holders,” report millions of dollars to the state. The Arkansas Auditor of State is statutorily obliged to return unclaimed property to its rightful owners or heirs. We do this through a program called the Great Arkansas Treasure Hunt.

Unclaimed property includes, but is not limited to, savings and checking accounts, unpaid wages or commissions, stocks, bonds, utility deposits, insurance proceeds, cashier’s checks, money orders, and contents of safe deposit boxes.

Watch here for a detailed video instruction on how to search for and file your claim in the Great Arkansas Treasure Hunt.

We do not offer same-day checks. The best way to reach one of our claims agents about your claim is via email, claimit@auditor.ar.gov, or by phone, 1-800-CLAIMIT (1-800-252-4648).

You may also check the status of a claim by clicking here.

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Frequently Asked Questions

An OWNER is a person to whom the funds are owed.
A HOLDER is a company that reports and remits unclaimed property to the State of Arkansas.
Each year, businesses and government agencies, also known as “holders,” report millions of dollars to the Auditor of State’s office. Then the Auditor of State’s office diligently tries to reunite owners with their lost assets. Unclaimed property includes, but is not limited to, savings and checking accounts, unpaid wages or commissions, stocks, bonds, utility deposits, insurance proceeds, cashier’s checks, money orders, and contents of safe deposit boxes.
The owner, estate, or lawful heir of the property may file a claim.
The fastest and most efficient way to check to see if you have unclaimed property is to search our database at ClaimItAR.gov.
Most claims may be filed electronically at ClaimItAR.gov. You may also call 1-800-CLAIMIT (1-800-252-4648) to have an Unclaimed Property Representative help you file your claim.
Processing your claim may take up to 90 days. Processing time varies depending on the complexity of the claim and our office’s claim volume.
To protect the privacy of the owners, we do not publish exact dollar amounts, only amount ranges. The amount will be listed on the claim form once the claim has been filed.
Our goal is to expedite all claims and return property to rightful owners. Check the status of your claim here: https://www.claimitar.gov/app/claim-status-search.
We process checks once a week and they are typically mailed on Fridays via USPS. We do not offer same-day checks. Check with your local post office on delivery times to your area from Little Rock, Ark.
No, currently we do not offer direct deposit.
Your claim number, which is in the top right hand corner under a barcode, or the Property ID, which is in the property detail section of the claim form.
There are several types of claims that can be filed (e.g., owner, heir, business, etc.). Each requires different documentation. However, every claim will require a copy of a government-issued identification and a Social Security Number or Federal Employer Identification Number. Additional proof of ownership may be required in some cases. Some examples include proof of a previous address or verification from the holder.
You will be notified by email, letter, or phone call. If it is determined that you are not the rightful owner, your claim will be denied and you will be notified through one of the avenues listed above.
Due to security concerns, we are currently unable to take walk-in claim information. The best way to contact us about your claim is by email at claimit@auditor.ar.gov or phone at 1-800-CLAIMIT (1-800-252-4648). You may also upload your documents here: https://www.claimitar.gov/app/claim-doc-upload.
You must provide a notarized claim form only if the value of your claim is $1,000 or more, contains shares of stock or contents of safety deposit boxes.
Only single owner claims that are under $5,000 and do not include shares of stock, safekeeping or royalties qualify to E-Sign. Any other claims will require a completed claim form along with the supporting documentation.
A copy of a marriage certificate or a court document showing the name change is sufficient.
There is no time limit for filing claims. The Auditor of the State’s office keeps Unclaimed Property for the rightful owners forever.
It is okay. You may restart your claim at any time.
Legal heirs (beneficiaries, spouses, children, etc.) are entitled to claim the property of a deceased relative. We require certain documents to prove heirship (e.g., probated will or affidavit of heirship).
Visit MissingMoney.com. This is a single website that allows you to search for and claim property that is being held in 48 participating states. NOTE: When checking the national site for unclaimed property, please remember that while a name may match yours, you must have lived in that state to have unclaimed property in that state.
Our unclaimed property representatives will assist you in claiming your property free of charge. Contact our office by calling 1-800-CLAIMIT (1-800-252-4648).
The Auditor’s office will never text you to notify you about unclaimed property. This is a common tactic used by scammers to gain access to personal information. Please be aware that such messages are not legitimate.