Unclaimed property are assets turned over to the state for safe keeping by businesses and organizations throughout the United States when they are unable to locate the owner of the property.
Unclaimed property may include: savings and checking accounts, uncashed payroll or cashier's checks, money orders and traveller's checks, certificates of deposit, customer deposits or overpayments, paid up life insurance policies, health and accident insurance payments, gift certificates, Christmas club accounts, uncashed death benefit checks, stocks and dividends, utility deposits, and oil and gas royalty payments.
The Unclaimed Property Database is maintained by the Louisiana Department of the Treasury and can be searched by first name, last name, or company name. It is available online at: https://www.treasury.state.la.us/ucpm/UP/index.asp
There is no charge to file a claim. You can download claim forms at: http://www.treasury.state.la.us/Site%20Documents/Owner%20Claim%20Form%20(PDF).pdf
A list of Frequently Asked Questions about unclaimed property is available online at: http://www.treasury.state.la.us/Home%20Pages/UPFAQs.aspx
For additional information, contact the Unclaimed Property Division at:
ATTN: Unclaimed Property Division
P. O. Box 91010
Baton Rouge, LA 70821
Phone: Toll free in Louisiana at 1-888-925-4127; in Baton Rouge at (225) 219-9400
E-mail by completing the form at: http://www.treasury.state.la.us/Home%20Pages/contactForm.aspx