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Residents in Jasper, Newton Counties Urged to Check for Unclaimed Property

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Joplin area residents are being encouraged by Missouri’s treasurer to check for unclaimed property.

Clint Zweifel says Missouri laws require unclaimed property to be turned over to his office for safekeeping after certain statutorily defined periods of time—generally five years.  That includes things like cash from bank accounts, stocks, bonds, uncollected insurance policy proceeds, government refunds, utility deposits, wages from past jobs and more.

He says there’s currently more than $13 million of unclaimed property in 125,000 accounts for residents of Jasper and Newton Counties.

He encourages individuals, businesses and nonprofits to check for unclaimed property and to register for notifications should any property matching their information be turned over to his office.

Zweifel has installed a kiosk in the Jasper County license office that individuals can use to search for their property.

And Joplin-area residents may receive postcards or see their names published in the newspaper in late June if they have Unclaimed Property.

Find more information here.