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Search Unclaimed Property

For your protection, banks, insurance companies, utilities, investment companies and many other businesses are required by State law to surrender inactive accounts to the State. These accounts are known as “lost,” “abandoned,” or “unclaimed” funds.

The Unclaimed Property Unit serves as custodian of this money.  If you can prove you are entitled to the money, we will gladly return it to you, at any time, without charge. Until the money is claimed, it is used by the State’s General Funds, serving the citizens and taxpayers of the State of New Mexico.

To search for unclaimed property in New Mexico visit https://nmclaims.unclaimedproperty.com/en/.

For specific eligibility requirements and site links, see Filing a Claim.

Search nationally

The website missingmoney.com is authorized by New Mexico and other states to list owners of unclaimed property. There is no cost to search for your property or to request a claim form. Follow the instructions for requesting a claim form on the missingmoney.com website. If your search state isn’t listed on missingmoney.com, follow the instructions for contacting that state’s unclaimed property office.

Search federal databases

The U.S. Department of the Treasury has a Financial Management Service website that provides information about unclaimed federal assets. On the site, click A to Z Index on the left-hand navigation bar. Click the letter U, and then click Unclaimed Assets, FAQ.

Tips for searching

For specific advice, see the search tips on the missingmoney.com website. Generally—

  • You can search for an individual, family member or business. An individual search is based upon your last name (current or prior name) and your full or partial first name. A family search only requires a last name. The business search requires entering your business name.
  • You can search for anyone, but you may only file a claim for property that belongs to you or for which you are the legal heir. If you are a business owner, you may also file  on behalf of your business.
  • If you have a common name, you can narrow down your search results by specifying  the city and/or state where you have lived.
  • You can search for deceased family members, but only the rightful heir can claim the property.

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