Claiming lost or abandoned property in Michigan is as easy as a few clicks of a mouse with Michigan Unclaimed Property’s new, state-of-the-art website, according to the Michigan Department of Treasury.
Individual and business claimants now have access to enhanced search options, the ability to easily check on previously-filed claims, and to file new claims and verifying documentation electronically, uploading it directly to Michigan Unclaimed Property. Previously, claimants had to file paper claims and documentation through the U.S. Postal Service.
“The new website is a significant upgrade to the property claimant’s experience,” said Deputy State Treasurer Ann Good, who oversees Treasury’s Financial and Administrative Service programs. “This is a major step forward in Treasury’s effort to go paperless while offering streamlined and efficient services to taxpayers.”
Michigan Unclaimed Property has returned $400 million to rightful owners or their heirs over the last four years, including more than $90 million the last 12 months.
In addition to an enhanced claims process, the new Michigan Unclaimed Property website provides holders of unclaimed property with the ability to file reports and make payments to the state Treasury Department electronically.
The Michigan Unclaimed Property website continues to be available at www.michigan.gov/unclaimedproperty. Claimants may also call Michigan Unclaimed Property at (517) 636-5320, between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. on weekdays.