Frequently Asked Questions/Answers

Category:  Unclaimed Property

HOW DOES PROPERTY BECOME UNCLAIMED?

Property becomes unclaimed or abandoned​​ when there isn't owner​ activity​​​​ on the account for a period of one to five years (depending upon the type of property) and is reportable to the Department of Revenue (DOR) if the holder of the asset does not make contact with the owner as a result of due diligence. A holder​​ may include a bank, savings institution, credit union, securities brokerage firm, mutual fund company, insurance company, business or utility company.


 

 

 

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Wisconsin Office of the State Treasurer
Physical Address:   B38 W State Capitol, Madison, Wisconsin   -    Mailing Address:   PO Box 7871 Madison, WI 53707
Phone: 608-266-1714
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PROCEDURE FOR MAKING REQUESTS
Effective January 1, 2017, the Office of Wisconsin State Treasurer (OST) will follow the same fee guidelines for records requests as the Wisconsin Department of Administration.