Kansas State and Sedgwick County Treasurers Host Unclaimed Property Event July 13
(Sedgwick County, Kan.) – With $50 million in unclaimed money and property in Sedgwick County, Treasurer Brandi Baily and Kansas State Treasurer Steven Johnson are working together to track down the rightful owners. On Thursday, July 13 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., they are celebrating the launch of a new kiosk and computer monitors at the tag office at 2525 W. Douglas that offer citizens a fast and free way to find unclaimed property. By simply typing in a last name, a person can instantly see if the state is holding forgotten money or assets for them. Citizens can also search Kansas Unclaimed Property Official Website (ks.gov).
“Since most Sedgwick County residents stop by a tag office at least once a year, we’re hoping they’ll take a moment during their next visit to check their name at the kiosk,” said Brandi Baily, Sedgwick County Treasurer. “Even if they don’t have any unclaimed property, they might find a lucky friend or family member on the list.”
Unclaimed property is not real estate, but money, in most cases, that stems from a person’s failure to cash checks or to notify a financial institution of a change in address. Some common examples include:
- Uncashed Payroll Checks & Money Orders
- Refunds & Overpayments
- Closed Bank Accounts
- Stocks & Bonds
- Safe Deposit Box Contents
- Insurance Proceeds
- Beneficiary Benefits
Anyone who finds unclaimed property on the kiosk list can follow the instructions for filling out a claim online. There is no deadline or fee to make a claim. To date, the state of Kansas has returned close to $400 million in unclaimed property.
“Imagine what a nice surprise it would be for a resident to find even $100 in unclaimed property!” said Baily. “We hope citizens will help us spread the word by checking their names and those of loved ones.”
For more information on this and other services offered by the Sedgwick County Treasurer’s Office, visit County Treasurer | Sedgwick County, Kansas.