Common Questions - Unclaimed Property

  1. What is unclaimed property?

  2. How does property become unclaimed?

  3. How do I report and remit unclaimed property to the department?

  4. Why does Wisconsin have an unclaimed property law?

  5. Who administers the law?

  6. What happens to unclaimed property when the Department of Revenue cannot locate the rightful owner?

  7. What effort does the Department of Revenue make to find the rightful owners?

  8. How can I avoid having my property turned over to your office?

  9. How long is the Department of Revenue required to hold securities (stocks and mutual funds) before they are sold?

  10. I may have unclaimed funds held by my local municipality or court. How do I claim them?


FOR QUESTIONS OR COMMENTS CONTACT:

WISCONSIN DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE
PO Box 8982
Madison, WI 53708-8982
Phone: (608) 264-4594
Email additional questions to DORUnclaimedProperty@wisconsin.gov

December 14 2018