Contact: Brad Young (919) 814-3820

October 31, 2016

Treasurer Cowell Announces Unclaimed Property Reporting Extended Following Hurricane Matthew

Raleigh, N.C. -- State Treasurer Janet Cowell announced today that Unclaimed Property Reporting for November 2016 would be extended due to the damage caused by Hurricane Matthew. In an effort to assist those businesses impacted by the storm, the Department is extending the deadline for filing Unclaimed Property Holder Reports until January 31, 2017.  Holders of unclaimed property, who are able to file their report on or before the January 31 deadline, may do so without submitting any formal request for an extension.
Prior to the announcement, all holders, except life insurance companies, are required to file unclaimed property reports and remit the accompanying property to the Unclaimed Property Division of the North Carolina Department of State Treasurer by November 1 of each year.
Visit the Unclaimed Property Division section of the Department website for holder reporting instructions, information and reporting forms.   Additional questions should be sent via email us at or call at 919-814-4200, option 3.
The Unclaimed Property Division of the N.C. Department of State Treasurer returned more than $56 million in unclaimed cash in Fiscal Year 2015-2016. Unclaimed property consists of bank accounts, wages, utility deposits, stocks, bonds and other property types that have been abandoned due to a loss of communication or oversight. North Carolinians can search for unclaimed property at‚Äč.