Abandoned or Unclaimed Property and Escheatment Statutes

Last Updated: January 19, 2012

NCSL Staff Contact: Heather Morton, Denver, (303) 364-7700

Property that is lost or forgotten will be considered abandoned or unclaimed. Unclaimed property can include savings or checking accounts, stocks, uncashed dividends or payroll checks, refunds, traveler's checks, trust distributions, unredeemed money orders, insurance payments or refunds and life insurance policies, annuities, certificates of deposit, customer overpayments, utility security deposits, mineral royalty payments, and contents of safe deposit boxes. When property is determined to be abandoned or unclaimed, the laws in the chart below allow states to hold the property until it is reclaimed by the rightful owner. Some states consider gift cards and certificates abandoned property and have specific provisions for unclaimed gift certificates. Information regarding abandoned or unclaimed gift cards and gift certificates can be found on the Gift Cards and Certificates Statutes and Legislation webpage.

PLEASE NOTE: The statutory chart should be used for general informational purposes and not as a legal reference. NCSL is unable to provide guidance to citizens or businesses regarding abandoned or unclaimed property laws and practices. If you have questions regarding specific abandoned or unclaimed property, please contact your state's unclaimed property administrator

 AL | AK | AZ | AR | CA | CO | CT | DE | DC | FL | GA | GU | HI | ID | IL | IN | IA | KS | KY | LA | ME | MD | MA | MI | MN | MS | MO | MT | NE | NV | NH | NJ | NM | NY | NC | ND | OH | OK | OR | PA | PR | RI | SC | SD | TN | TX | UT | VT | VA | VI | WA | WV | WI | WY

STATE STATUTORY CITATION FOR UNCLAIMED PROPERTY STATUTORY CITATION FOR GENERAL PRESUMPTION OF ABANDONED PROPERTY STATUTORY CITATION FOR ESCHEAT PROVISIONS
Alabama
Ala Code §35-12-70 et seq. Ala Code §35-12-72 Ala Code §43-6-2 et seq.
Alaska
Alaska Stat. §34.45.010 et seq. Alaska Stat. §34.45.110 Alaska Stat. §13.12.105
Arizona
Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. §44-301 et seq. Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. §44-302 Ariz. Rev. Stat. Ann. §14-2105
Arkansas
Ark. Stat. Ann. §18-28-201 et seq. Ark. Stat. Ann. §18-28-202 Ark. Stat. Ann. §28-13-101 et seq.
California
Cal. Civ. Proc. Code §1500 et seq. Cal. Civ. Proc. Code §1511 – §1528 Cal. Civ. Proc. Code §1410 et seq. and §1440 et seq.
Colorado
Colo. Rev. Stat. §38-13-101 et seq. Colo. Rev. Stat. §38-13-103 Colo. Rev. Stat. §15-12-914
Connecticut
Conn. Gen. Stat. §3-56a et seq. Conn. Gen. Stat. §3-57a – §3-64a Conn. Gen. Stat. §3-63a
Delaware
Del. Code Ann. tit. 12, §1130 et seq. Del. Code Ann. tit. 12, §1170 Del. Code Ann. tit. 12, §1101 et seq.
District of Columbia
D.C. Code Ann. §41-101 et seq. D.C. Code Ann. §41-103 D.C. Code Ann. §19-701
Florida
Fla. Stat. §717.001 et seq. Fla. Stat. §717.102 Fla. Stat. §716.01 et seq.
Georgia
Ga. Code §44-12-190 et seq. Ga. Code §44-12-193 – §44-12-209 Ga. Code §52-3-50 et seq.
Guam
    Guam Code Ann. tit. 15, §1201 et seq.
Hawaii
Hawaii Rev. Stat. §523A-1 et seq. Hawaii Rev. Stat. §523A-3 Hawaii Rev. Stat. §532-14
Idaho
Idaho Code §14-501 et seq. Idaho Code §14-502 Idaho Code §14-113
Illinois
Ill. Rev. Stat. ch. 765, §1025/0.05 et seq. Ill. Rev. Stat. ch. 765, §1025/2 – 1025/10.6 Ill. Rev. Stat. ch. 755, §20/0.01 et seq.
Indiana
Ind. Code §32-34-1-1 et seq. Ind. Code §32-34-1-20 Ind. Code §29-1-17-12
Iowa
Iowa Code §556.1 et seq. Iowa Code §556.2 – 556.9 Iowa Code §633.543 et seq.
Kansas
Kan. Stat. Ann. §58-3934 et seq. Kan. Stat. Ann. §58-3935 Kan. Stat. Ann. §59-901 et seq.
Kentucky
Ky. Rev. Stat. §393.010 et seq. Ky. Rev. Stat. §393.060 – §393.080 Ky. Rev. Stat. §393.010 et seq.
Louisiana
La. Rev. Stat. Ann. §9:151 et seq. La. Rev. Stat. Ann. §9:154 La. Civil Code Art. 902
Maine
Me. Rev. Stat. Ann. tit. 33, §1951 et seq. Me. Rev. Stat. Ann. tit. 33, §1953 Me. Rev. Stat. Ann. tit. 18A, §2-105
Maryland
Md. Commercial Code Ann. §17-101 Md. Commercial Code Ann. §17-301 – 17-308 Md. Estates and Trusts §3-105
Massachusetts
Mass. Gen. Laws. Ann. ch. 200A, §1 et seq. Mass. Gen. Laws. Ann. ch. 200A, §1A – 6C Mass. Gen. Laws. Ann. ch. 200A, §1 et seq.
Michigan
Mich. Comp. Laws §567.221 et seq. Mich. Comp. Laws §567.223 – §567.237 Mich. Comp. Laws §700.2105
Minnesota
Minn. Stat. §345.01 et seq. Minn. Stat. §345.31 – §345.39 Minn. Stat. §524.2-105
Mississippi
Miss. Code Ann. §89-12-1 et seq. Miss. Code Ann. §89-12-5 – §89-12-19 Miss. Code Ann. §89-11-1 et seq.
Missouri
Mo. Rev. Stat. §447.010 et seq. Mo. Rev. Stat. §447.505 – §447.536 Mo. Rev. Stat. §470.010 et seq.
Montana
Mont. Code Ann. §70-9-801 et seq. Mont. Code Ann. §70-9-803 Mont. Code Ann. §72-14-101 et seq.
Nebraska
Neb. Rev. Stat. §69-1301 et seq. Neb. Rev. Stat. §69-1302 – §69-1309 Neb. Rev. Stat. §30-2305
Nevada
Nev. Rev. Stat. §120A.010 et seq. Nev. Rev. Stat. §120A.500 Nev. Rev. Stat. §154.010 et seq.
New Hampshire
N.H. Rev. Stat. Ann. §471:C-1 et seq. N.H. Rev. Stat. Ann. §471:C-2 – 471:C-18 N.H. Rev. Stat. Ann. §561:10
New Jersey
N.J. Rev. Stat. §46:30B-1 et seq. N.J. Rev. Stat. §46:30B-7 N.J. Rev. Stat. §3B:22-25 et seq.
New Mexico
N.M. Stat. Ann. §7-8A-1 et seq. N.M. Stat. Ann. §7-8A-2 N.M. Stat. Ann. §45-2-105
New York
N.Y. Abandoned Property Law §101 et seq. N.Y. Abandoned Property Law §300 – §1317 N.Y. Abandoned Property Law §200 et seq.
North Carolina
N.C. Gen. Stat. §116B-51 et seq. N.C. Gen. Stat. §116B-53 N.C. Gen. Stat. §116B-1 et seq.
North Dakota
N.D. Cent. Code §47-30.1-01 et seq. N.D. Cent. Code §47-30.1-02 N.D. Cent. Code §30.1-04-05
Ohio
Ohio Rev. Code Ann. §169.01 et seq. Ohio Rev. Code Ann. §169.02 Ohio Rev. Code Ann. §2105.07
Oklahoma
Okla. Stat. tit. 60, §651 et seq. Okla. Stat. tit. 60, §651.1 – §659 Okla. Stat. tit. 87, §271 et seq.
Oregon
Or. Rev. Stat. §98.005 et seq. Or. Rev. Stat. §98.308 – §98.342 Or. Rev. Stat. §112.055
Pennsylvania
Pa. Stat. tit. 72, §1301.1 et seq. Pa. Stat. tit. 72, §1301.2 – §1301.10 Pa. Stat. tit. 27, §11 et seq.
Puerto Rico
P.R. Code tit. 7, §2101 et seq. P.R. Code tit. 7, §2103 P.R. Code tit. 7, §2104
Rhode Island

R.I. Gen. Laws §33-21-1 et seq.

R.I. Gen. Laws §33-21.1-1 et seq.
R.I. Gen. Laws §33-21.1-2 R.I. Gen. Laws §33-21.1-1 et seq.
South Carolina
S.C. Code Ann. §27-18-10 et seq. S.C. Code Ann. §27-18-30 – §27-18-175 S.C. Code Ann. §27-19-10 et seq.
South Dakota
S.D. Codified Laws Ann. §43-41B-1 et seq. S.D. Codified Laws Ann. §43-41B-2 S.D. Codified Laws Ann. §29A-2-105
Tennessee
Tenn. Code Ann. §66-29-101 et seq. Tenn. Code Ann. §66-29-104 – §66-29-112 Tenn. Code Ann. §31-6-101 et seq.
Texas
Tex. Property Code Ann. §72.001 et seq.

Tex. Property Code Ann. §72.101

Tex. Property Code Ann. §73.101
Tex. Property Code Ann. §71.001 et seq.
Utah
Utah Code Ann. §67-4a-101 et seq. Utah Code Ann. §67-4a-201 Utah Code Ann. §75-2-105
Vermont
Vt. Stat. Ann. tit. 27, §1241 et seq. Vt. Stat. Ann. tit. 27, §1242 Vt. Stat. Ann. tit. 14, §681 et seq.
Virginia
Va. Code §55-210.1 et seq. Va. Code §55-210.2:1 Va. Code §55-168 et seq.
Virgin Islands V.I. Code §28, §651 et seq. V.I. Code §28, §653 V.I. Code §15, §121 et seq.
Washington
Wash. Rev. Code §63.29.010 et seq. Wash. Rev. Code §63.29.20 Wash. Rev. Code §11.08.101 et seq.
West Virginia
W. Va. Code §36-8-1 et seq. W. Va. Code §36-8-2 W. Va. Code §42-1-3c
Wisconsin
Wis. Stat. §177.01 et seq. Wis. Stat. §177.02 Wis. Stat. §863.39
Wyoming
Wyo. Stat. §34-24-101 et seq. Wyo. Stat. §34-24-103 – §34-24-117 Wyo. Stat. §2-4-101

 

PLEASE NOTE: The statutory chart should be used for general informational purposes and not as a legal reference. NCSL is unable to provide guidance to citizens or businesses regarding abandoned or unclaimed property laws and practices. If you have questions regarding specific abandoned or unclaimed property, please contact your state's unclaimed property administrator.