Feb. 16, 2021 / Newspaper Columns

By State Rep. Tarah Toohil (R-Luzerne)

The Pennsylvania Treasury is currently holding on to $3.8 billion in unclaimed property, and some of it could be yours!

Across the state, one in 10 Pennsylvanians is owed unclaimed property. The average claim is worth about $2,000. Unclaimed property includes things such as uncashed checks, forgotten bank accounts, stocks and bonds, and contents of safe deposit boxes. Something as simple as a misspelled name or incorrect address can land property with Treasury. State law requires properties be turned over to Treasury after three years of dormancy, or two years for payroll checks.

Anyone can search Treasury’s online database any time to see if they or friends and family have property waiting to be claimed. Remember, you need not pay anyone a fee to search for or claim property from the state.

For more information, or to search the online database, visit www.patreasury.gov.

Representative Tarah Toohil
116th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Contact: Rep. Toohil’s Office
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