Unclaimed Property

Most local governments are aware that the Minnesota Department of Commerce acts as custodian of unclaimed property deemed abandoned under the Uniform Disposition of Unclaimed Property Act. The Department of Commerce holds such property until the rightful owner claims it.

The Minnesota Department of Commerce participates with other states in a website which allows you to search for unclaimed property that may belong to you or your local government. To search for unclaimed property, please go to the Missing Money website at:

To conduct a local government search for unclaimed property, type your local government’s name in the “Name or Business Name”” box under “Start Your Search.”

Date this Avoiding Pitfall was most recently published: 6/11/2021