(CONROE) – Montgomery County residents may have money waiting for them in the state’s Unclaimed Property database, and they’ll have an opportunity to search for it at an upcoming event hosted by the Texas Comptroller’s office and Montgomery County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport.
Unclaimed Property representatives from the Comptroller’s office will help people search for unclaimed property on line, fill out expedite claim forms and answer questions from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, November 18, in the Alan B Sadler Commissioners Court building at 501 North Thompson Street Suite 402, in Conroe.
Unclaimed property includes forgotten utility deposits or other refunds, insurance proceeds, mineral interest or royalty payments, dormant bank accounts and abandoned safe deposit box contents. The Comptroller aims to reunite more than 25 million properties with their rightful owners.
“Texas has $4 billion in unclaimed property, and as Comptroller, one of my jobs is to get that money back in the hands of those who earned it,” said Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar. “I encourage Texans to search for their money online or contact my office to claim their rightful property.”
The Comptroller’s office reports that Montgomery County residents currently have more than $39 million waiting to be claimed. “The members of my staff are excited about the opportunity to help our citizens reclaim their assets,” said Montgomery County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport, “There are 357,700 individual properties due to Montgomery County citizens, the top 200 properties total more than $6 million, and exceed $10,000 each, with many individuals that could claim $100,000 or more. They will have to search the database to see if they are the owner and we are here to help them search and to expedite their claim. In fact, in the weeks leading up to this event, we’ve helped many.”
To search for unclaimed property at any time, or to view helpful how-to videos on the process, visit the Comptroller’s unclaimed property website at www.ClaimltTexas.org
For phone assistance, please call 1-800-654-FIND (3463).
From Montgomery County Treasurer Stephanne Davenport