Frequently Asked Questions/Answers

Category:  Unclaimed Property

WHY IS THE STATE OF WISCONSIN INVOLVED?

The purpose of the law is to identify and protect financial assets which have remained dormant for a period of 2 years or more and to hold it in custody until the rightful owner comes forward to claim it. Remitting the assets to the state allows the owners or their heirs to have a single source to check for unclaimed property instead of trying to check with hundreds of banks, insurance companies, employers and utility companies.


 

 

 

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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
Treasurer@wisconsin.gov


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.