Need extra cash before holidays? Check if you have unclaimed money here

Posted at 10:56 AM, Nov 30, 2015
and last updated 2015-11-30 13:02:38-05

Need some extra funds before the holidays? Who doesn’t?

Santa could come early; you could have unclaimed funds and not even know it.

It’s like a treasure hunt.

Utah State Treasurer Richard K. Ellis is reminding Utahns to check if they have unclaimed assets.

Click here to check if you have unclaimed money

The unclaimed property includes things like checking and savings accounts, over payments, insurance checks, utility refunds, dividends, stocks and contents of safe deposit boxes.

All you have to do to find out if you have unclaimed property is check online with the Utah State Treasury.

Ellis said the Utah State Treasury was able to return more than $21 million to rightful owners during the 2015 fiscal year, a new record.

He said the new high is about a 34-percent increase over 2014's high of $15.8 million.

Lived in other states? You can check those too.

About 40 other states participate in the program.

If you do have unclaimed property, you’ll need to fill out the form available online and mail it in with proof the property is yours.

There is no charge for this service.

Click here to find if you have unclaimed property

State in possession of unclaimed millions of dollars and goods; find out if any of it belongs to you

Utahns have millions in unclaimed funds; Utah Treasury helping you get your money back