ALPENA, Mich. — Michigan residents may have millions of dollars in lost or forgotten assets, which include dormant bank accounts, uncashed checks, or valuables left in safe deposit boxes waiting to be claimed.
Over 400 million has been paid in the last five years to Michigan residents for unclaimed property. Properties considered abandoned and unclaimed by banks are required by law to be turned over to the state. The Michigan Department of Treasury serves as the custodian of these assets and returns them to their owners or owners’ heirs.
Because of the COVID–19 pandemic, Michigan unclaimed property staff are working remotely. Call center hours are 9:00 a.m.to 2:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.
For more information, you can visit Michigan’s unclaimed property page at https://unclaimedproperty.michigan.gov/