HOW DO YOU CLAIM FUNDS?
If you would like to search on-line for funds under your name,
click here and follow the instructions. The claim form is located in the
first column on the left when you complete a search. If you find accounts belonging
to you or someone you know, you can either print the claim form, complete it and
return it to us for processing, or, if you are unable to print the form, you can
submit the information on-line to us and we will mail a claim form to you.
Pursuant to section 169.06 of
the Ohio Revised Code, you must possess
a proprietary interest in an unclaimed account in order to request a claim form.
A proprietary interest can include ownership or a right to the unclaimed funds;
however, you may also request a claim form for a family member or friend.
Be advised that the information provided on this website is for the use of the general
public and is not intended for paid, professional finders. These listings do not
contain sufficient information to enable preparation of the required full-disclosure
contract, nor is a "check received date" available for calculation of the 24 month
waiting period. A Finder may not be involved in a claim until it has been in the
custody of the Division of Unclaimed Funds for a minimum of twenty-four months.
In order to receive information needed to operate legally as a finder in Ohio, please
contact our office.
- Completing the Claim Form
Please complete and sign the claim form. If the account is $100 or more, the form
must also be notarized. Return it with the required documentation to the Division
of Unclaimed Funds, 77 South High Street, 20th floor, Columbus, Ohio, 43215-6108.
Instructions and answers to frequently asked questions are attached to the form
and can also be found on our website at Claim Questions.
Please note that the documentation section of the Claim Form is specific to each
claim. It lists the documentation required to prove your particular claim; however,
additional documentation may be required once we have reviewed your claim. A copy
of your personal identification is always required for all claims. Please
make sure it is clear and legible. General information on claims documentation is
included in Claims Questions.
Paid professional finders must be registered with the State of Ohio and must submit an
original owner agreement before the Division will issue a claim form to the Finder.