Unclaimed Property

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Millions of dollars are transferred to the Program annually by companies that cannot locate the owners. Examples of the type of property covered by the Program include bank accounts, stock certificates, checks, insurance policies and utility deposits. The Palmetto Payback Program does not include tangible property like land or vehicles.

The property transferred to the Program for safekeeping is held indefinitely for the benefit of the rightful owners. If we are holding property for you, you always have the right to claim your property any time at no cost. Until claimed, the funds are used for the good of all South Carolina citizens.

Thank you for your interest in the Palmetto Payback Program. Please refer to the options on this website for additional information or contact the Program staff at payback@sto.sc.gov.

Sincerely,

Curtisloftis Signature

Curtis M. Loftis, Jr.
State Treasurer


WARNING REGARDING MISLEADING POSTCARDS

Some of our citizens have recently received postcards (usually green, blue, yellow, or orange) stamped with the words, “Unclaimed Property Notification.” The postcards instruct receivers to call a toll-free number and enter personal ID information and to search for unclaimed property at www.unclaimed.org.

These postcards are not being mailed by South Carolina’s Unclaimed Property Division or any other state’s Unclaimed Property Program. Our Unclaimed Property Division is in no way connected to these misleading postcards. The postcards have nothing at all to do with unclaimed funds.

To search our database for unclaimed property in your name, click here. If you have any questions about unclaimed property correspondence or telephone calls you have received, please call our Unclaimed Property staff at (803) 737-4771. They will be happy to assist you.



Contact Information:

Mailing Address:
State Treasurer's Office
Unclaimed Property Program
PO Box 11778
Columbia, SC 29211

Courier Deliver Address:
State Treasurer’s Office
Unclaimed Property Program
Wade Hampton Building,
Room 224
1200 Senate Street
Columbia, SC 29201

Phone: (803) 737-4771
Email: payback@sto.sc.gov
Fax: (803) 734-2668

 

Disclaimer: No cash is distributed by the Treasurer's Office for unclaimed property.

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