Unclaimed Property County By County

Charleston–Unclaimed Property County By County

“We’re happy to provide state residents with a report of unclaimed assets we distributed,
county by county,” Treasurer Perdue said. “We strive to be as transparent as possible in our
dealings with our residents, most of whom need all the windfalls they can get in these tough

Unclaimed property returned totals take into account the following: cash; stock dividends left
uncashed; proceeds from abandoned stock that the Treasury is obligated by law to liquidate;
left‐behind safe deposit box contents; and a small amount of interest paid, up to three years on
certain assets turned over to the Treasury.

Residents due unclaimed property have become unintentionally separated from their financial
assets. Unclaimed property does not refer to real estate. “Holders” of unclaimed property, such
as banks and other businesses, are required by law to report assets left behind with them, so
that Treasurer Perdue’s office may go about finding rightful owners.

In some cases, family still left here help guide the out‐of‐state payments. In others, as with $1.2
million in “reciprocal” agreements, the Treasury sends the assets to the state of last known
address. Those assets are sent to the state’s unclaimed property program, in hopes that that
state can find the rightful owner.

To see if you have unclaimed property you can go to: https://www.wvtreasury.com/Unclaimed-Property/Search-Claim

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