Acceptable Documents and Submission Process

The following are examples of acceptable documents. See the last 2 items for help on how to submit the documents and upload requirements. Photocopies of most documents are acceptable. Please do not mail original documents to DOR, unless requested.

Government Identification

  • Driver’s license or State ID
  • Passport or Passport Card
  • Military ID
  • College ID

Social Security Number

Proof of your Current Address

  • Driver's license or State ID
  • Utility bill
  • Bank or insurance statement
  • First page of a tax return
  • Property tax bill or lease

If you move after your claim is filed, upload proof of your new address to your claim by using the Submit Additional Claim Documents link.

Proof of Address Associated with the Property Being Claimed

  • Driver's license or State ID
  • Birth or marriage certificate
  • Cancelled check
  • Utility bill
  • Bank or insurance statement
  • First page of tax return
  • Property tax bill or lease

Note: We may be able to verify a previous address while reviewing your claim. If we can't verify, we will contact you.

Power of Attorney (Form A-222)

Complete Form A-222, Power of Attorney and attach to the claim if you wish to have another person speak to unclaimed property staff or act on your behalf.

We will not accept a Power of Attorney form from a locator.

Domiciliary Letter for Open Estates

Legal court document that authorizes a person to act as a personal representative on behalf of an open estate. Submit the court document and the tax identification number of the open estate.

How to Submit Documents

For faster processing, it is recommended to upload and attach the documents with your claim (see instructions below). However, documents can be provided in any of the following ways:

Instructions for Preparing Documents for Attachment

Prepare your documents by scanning or taking a picture of the document. Documents must be in the following file types: .BMP, .JPG, .PDF, .PNG or .TIF, they cannot exceed 30 MB, and they cannot be password protected.

Scan your documents using a copy or fax machine: Create an electronic version of a requested document by scanning the document into your computer using the scanner and software of your choice.

Take a picture with a mobile device: Most cell phones allow for taking and saving a picture. Here are instructions for scanning documents using a mobile device.

Apple Devices

Apple Image Link. How to scan documents using apple devices

iPhone, iPad or iPod

How to scan documents on your iPhone, iPad or iPod

Android Devices

Android Image Link. How to scan documents in google documents.

Android Devices

Scan documents with Google Drive

Instructions for Attaching Documents

On the Documents page during claim submission, select "Attach Document" for the proper document type. Then follow these steps:

  1. Enter a short description for the attachment, such as Driver's License or Government-Issued ID
  2. Use the "Choose File" link to locate the document on your device
  3. Select the document and click "Open" to fill the appropriate file name into the location box
  4. Click "OK"
  5. The screen will refresh with information showing the 1 document(s) attached
  6. Repeat these steps for each document being attached.

    NOTE: If you provide an attachment that addresses several requested items of documentation, check the box(es) indicating the information was already provided.

    NOTE: You can add additional documents not specifically listed by selecting "Add Attachments"