Olympia, WA - Three million current or former Washington residents have a stake in $700 million in unclaimed property being held by the Washington State Department of Revenue. You may be one of them.
Their names are listed in the Department’s searchable online database, http://claimyourcash.org
, as having unclaimed property turned over to the state by businesses, generally after they have had no contact with the holder for three years.
Unclaimed property includes items such as uncashed paychecks, rent and utility deposits, refunds, escrow funds, dormant bank accounts, stocks and bonds and even the contents of safe deposit boxes.
The Department mails claim forms to the last-known addresses of potential claimants after they receive the property, but often the individuals have moved and no forwarding address is available.