indianaunclaimed.gov wants to ensure that all assets are returned to their rightful owners. Toward that result, we provide all of the information that we have about the properties, including the owners' last known addresses and the companies that turned over the properties. Even if you have a common name, you should be able to verify that a claim is yours by comparing the listed address with your current and former addresses, and by checking to determine if the listed holder is one with which you have done business in the past. Please keep in mind that you will need to submit proof that you are eligible to claim the property in question.
While you generally are unable to claim property for another person, there are exceptions. You can claim assets for another person if the original owner is deceased, and you are the legal heir or have power of attorney for that person's estate. You may also claim property for a business if you are the business owner, or have legal authority to make decisions regarding the finances and property of the business. If you have additional questions regarding your specific situation, please contact us.
In order to claim property, you must be the original owner, a rightful heir or the permitted legal representative of the owner. If you see property belonging to a living family member or friend, please encourage them to visit indianaunclaimed.gov and claim the property themselves.
A will was probated if it was recognized by a judicial authority, and a court-ordered executor or personal representative was appointed.
If co-claimants are listed on a property, please notify all co-claimants that you are submitting a claim for the property, and submit a joint claim. If you have difficulty contacting co-claimants, please contact us.
If a co-claimant is listed on the property, this person or entity has a right to part of the property. A co-claimant can also exist for a property if the owner is no longer living, and a number of heirs have been identified. These co-claimants will not be listed on the site, but should be included on the claim form.
A court property is any asset delivered to the Unclaimed Property Division by an Indiana court or Indiana clerk's office. The property is held for five years before it is considered non-claimable and becomes the property of the state. If you find property in your name or a family member's name, and the holder is an Indiana court or clerk's office, you must contact the court or clerk's office directly to make a claim on the property.
In order to claim these funds, you will need to file an "Application for Claim to Funds Under IC 32-34-3-3" with the reporting county clerk's office. That office will authorize discharge of the funds for our office to release the funds to you, upon submission with all normally required documentation proving rightful owner identity. Please be aware that county clerks may require additional information. For information on how to contact the county clerk's office, please click here.
Filing a claim for business property requires different documentation than that of personal property. For this reason, you cannot claim business and personal property at the same time.
To prevent your assets from becoming lost and eventually unclaimed, please carefully read the following suggestions:
Here is a selection of links to other unclaimed property sites that may be useful in your search:
The National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators (NAUPA) has information about unclaimed property in other states.
Pension benefits: Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
Homeowner refunds: Department of Housing and Urban Development