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The Michigan Department of Treasury has millions of dollars in lost or forgotten assets from dormant bank accounts, uncashed checks, valuables left in safe deposit boxes and stock certificates. Because these properties were considered abandoned and unclaimed by the bank or company entrusted with them, they are turned over to the state, as required by law. The Michigan Department of Treasury is the custodian of these assets and returns them to their owners (or the owners' heirs) when they are rightfully claimed.

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Please note:  At the present time, the list of names is updated monthly.  If you repeat a search within a month, you should see the same results.



The names of the property owners were given to us by the bank, employer or other person who was the original custodian of the property. The name is recorded in our system exactly as they provided it to us. When you type the name, think of all the ways that name might have been provided to us and try several. For example: John Q Public, J Public, JQ Public; ABC Links, Inc, ABC Links Co, etc.

The search works with whole names only.  For example:   a search for Public will find John Public, but not John Publican; a search for the letter J will find J Public, but not John Public.  There is no wildcard capability (i.e., using * or % to look for partial names).

The order of names is not important:  a search for J Public will find both Public J and J Public.

Always try a more general search first.  For example, search for Public before searching for J Public.  In this case, if the first search doesn't find anything, you don't have to do the second.

If a search finds too many matches, they won't be shown.   In this case, try a more specific name.  For example, if a search for Public has 1000 matches, then try J Public.

Lower and upper case are equivalent, both in the search name and the list of names:  a search for J Public will find j public, J Public, J PUBLIC and J PuBLiC.

Apostrophes and quotes are ignored, both in the search name and the list of names:  a search for Public's Inc will find both John Public's Inc and John "Publics" Inc.

Other special characters are ignored and act like spaces, both in the search name and the list of names:  a search for Public-Doe will find Public & Doe, Public Doe and Doe-Public. Home  |  Privacy Policy  |  Link Policy  |  Accessibility Policy  |  Security Policy
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