Frequently Asked Questions/Answers

Category:  Unclaimed Property

WHAT EFFORTS ARE MADE BY THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE TO FIND THE RIGHTFUL OWNERS?

DOR has a number of methods to try and locate owners, including:

  • Maintaining an online searchable database of unclaimed property

  • Annually advertising unclaimed property and its owner in newspapers throughout the state

  • Matching the names of unclaimed property owners with public record information

  • Matching the names and social security numbers of unclaimed property owners with Wisconsin tax records.

 


 

 

 

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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
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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.