Hawaii’s Unclaimed Property Database Needs Its Residents to Search For Unclaimed Funds


Act 184, Session Laws of Hawaii 2014 requires that claims for funds less than $100 in the unclaimed property trust fund must be claimed within ten (10) years of deposit into the trust fund, or the funds will escheat to the State and be transferred to the general fund.

Unclaimed property is held in a custodial capacity by the State of Hawaii Unclaimed Property Program until the rightful owner or heir is reunited with the abandoned property.

Unclaimed property owners may search and file claims for property at no cost. Owners may be reunited with their unclaimed property by first searching for property by name then filing a claim as the rightful owner.

The State of Hawaiʻi Unclaimed Property Program Publishes The Notice to Persons Appearing To Be Owners of Abandoned Property

Notice To Persons Appearing To Be Owners Of Abandoned Property 2020

Pursuant to Chapter 523A, Hawaiʻi Revised Statutes, and based upon reports filed with the Director of Finance, State of Hawaiʻi, the names of persons appearing to be owners of abandoned property are available at the State of Hawaiʻi, Department of Budget & Finance, Unclaimed Property Program website search.

Q: What is the Unclaimed Property Program?
A:  The State of Hawaii Unclaimed Property Program collects and holds abandoned property from holders (companies, government agencies, businesses, etc.).  This program is administered under the provisions of the Hawaii Unclaimed Property Statutes, HRS Chapter 523A.  The State of Hawaii acts as a custodian for the abandoned funds.

Q: What is unclaimed property?
A:  Any financial asset that has not had any owner-generated activity for an extended period of time.  Unclaimed property commonly includes dormant checking and savings accounts, uncashed payroll checks, stocks, and safe deposit box contents.

Q: How does property become abandoned?
A:  Property becomes abandoned when there has been no owner activity in relation to the account for a specific period of time and when the owner has not been able to be contacted by the holder of that asset.

Q: Where can I search for unclaimed property nationwide?
A:  Unclaimed property is reported to the state of the last known address of the reported owner.  Every state has an unclaimed property name search available to the public.  Our Resources section provides a link to the site for other states and to other sources of unclaimed property.


Unclaimed property owners may search for unclaimed property by name online at the State of Hawaii Unclaimed Property Search link.


Unclaimed property owners may file a claim upon a successful completion of a name search. A claim consists of a claim form and required documentation. Claims are reviewed for required documentation. Claimants will be notified if additional documentation is necessary.

To file a claim, review the instructions below.

  1. Original Owner Claim Instructions
    This information applies if you are filing a claim as the reported owner.
  2. Deceased Owner Claim Instructions
    This information applies to those filing a claim as the heir of a deceased owner.
  3. Business Claim Instructions
    This information applies if you are filing a claim on behalf of the business.


Source Visit: https://budget.hawaii.gov/finance/unclaimedproperty/

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