Our unclaimed property team had a great trip to Oxford earlier this month. More than 100 people came by to search the State’s unclaimed property list and complete their claims forms to get their money back from the State. Many thanks to Mayor Robyn Tannehill and the staff of the City of Oxford and Lafayette County, who helped make the event such a great success!
We’ve finalized our numbers from our unclaimed property event in Port Gibson in June, too. We have processed 57 claims from that event, resulting in $65,604.46 in funds returned to the people of Walthall County! Events like these have helped us to return $85.5 million in unclaimed property to people since I took office in January 2012. That is more than 54% of all the unclaimed property distributed since the Mississippi program began in 1982.
We have two additional unclaimed property events already on the calendar:
Thursday, August 9, 2018
3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Neshoba County Library
Saturday, September 29, 2018
10:00 am to 1:00 pm
Highway 49 Festival in Richland
We’re working with Jones County right now to plan one there soon, as well.
Remember that when you come to one of these events, you are encouraged to bring the following to expedite your claims:
- Photo ID (driver’s license, passport, military ID card, etc.)
- Your Social Security Card
- Proof of address (utility bill, etc.)
- Proof of name change (marriage license, divorce decree, etc.)
- If the owner is deceased, bring the death certificate, will, obituary, or affidavit of death
And, you can always check the State’s full listing at
to see if the State has any money in your name, as well. It is constantly being updated. And, all the forms and instructions you need to file a claim can be found on our website, too.