Unclaimed Property

Welcome to the Maryland Unclaimed Property Web site. As Comptroller, one of my top priorities is reuniting Marylanders with their lost or misplaced property. The Comptroller's Office tries to locate the rightful owners of stocks, bonds, savings accounts, security deposits, contents of safe deposit boxes, insurance proceeds and other valuables which are reported to us as unclaimed by banks and other financial institutions after three years. Real property is not included.

All money collected from auctioned items is kept for the original owner (or rightful heirs) and can be claimed at any time. Here at the Comptroller's Office we take our responsibility to locate the owners of unclaimed property very seriously. Over the years, we have reunited over $1 billion in cash and items to their rightful owners.

The owners/companies or their legitimate heirs can claim the funds at any time. There is no statute of limitations. You can search our records online free of charge.

As a proud board member of the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators (NAUPA), I will continue to look for new and innovative ways to proactively reunite every Marylander with their unclaimed property. I invite you to:

  • Learn about it! What is Unclaimed Property? What forms do I need? How does it work?
  • Find it! Search the database to see if you have any unclaimed property.
  • Claim it! If you find it, we'll help you claim it.
  • Report it! Financial institutions, insurance companies and corporations are required to report contents of safe deposit boxes, bank accounts, wages, insurance benefits, security deposits, stock dividends and other property to our office if they remain unclaimed for three or more years.
  • Buy it! We are mandated by state law to place for reauction items we have received and kept in storage. These items are now available for sale and are posted for your review on our eBay site.


Did you receive an unclaimed property notice like this Post Card(pdf)? The Comptroller's team sends out notices quarterly in an effort to connect rightful owners with their property.

Instructions on how to use the interactive online reporting portal service:


Once you've had a chance to use our interactive online services, please take a few moments to let us know what you think!