For the seventh year in a row, our unclaimed property team will host a booth at the Mississippi State Fair to assist citizens in finding and reclaiming their unclaimed property.
We have helped Fair-goers initiate more than 9,500 claims and collect nearly $12.8 million of their money over the past six years, and we are very excited to reunite more Mississippians with their money this year.
Unclaimed property specialists will be available in the Trademart building starting at 5 pm today, Wednesday, October 2
. The booth will be open from 11 am to 5 pm, with some evening hours as well, each day until the Fair ends on October 14.
Unclaimed property often comes from uncashed checks, forgotten refunds on utility deposits, or unknown insurance benefits. Through the Treasurer’s Office, the State acts as custodian for the funds until they can be reunited with their rightful owners. Since I took office in January 2012, I have helped Mississippians reunite with more than $100 million in unclaimed property.
At the Fair, our team will be available to help people search the State’s unclaimed property list and begin the claims process. The following materials will help to expedite 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
Individuals can always check the State’s full listing at
to see if the State has any money in their name, as well. It is constantly being updated.