More Than 7,000 Local Residents Have Unclaimed Property

by | Jul 17, 2015

BOSTON – Senator Michael O. Moore (D-Millbury) announced that over seven thousand residents from the Second Worcester District may be entitled to property currently held by the Office of Treasurer Deborah Goldberg.

Each year, the Commonwealth of Massachusetts receives large amounts of unclaimed property, including forgotten savings and checking accounts, un-cashed checks, insurance policy proceeds, stocks, dividends, and contents of safe deposit boxes. Most of these accounts are turned over to the Office of the Treasurer and Receiver General after three years of inactivity. It is estimated that 1 in 10 people have unclaimed property.

The Unclaimed Property Division within the Treasurer’s Office maintains a website,, where individuals can search for unclaimed property and submit a claim. This past year alone, the Unclaimed Property Division was able to reunite Massachusetts residents, businesses and charities with over $112 million.

“I was surprised to learn of the large number of my constituents who have property waiting to be returned to them,” said Sen. Moore. “I commend Treasurer Goldberg for her hard work toward returning property back to its rightful owner, and I am pleased to support her efforts to alert residents of our Commonwealth.”

To search for property and to file a claim, individuals are encouraged to contact the Unclaimed Property Division directly by visiting the website listed above or by calling (617) 367-0400, or by emailing

The Second Worcester District is comprised of the Towns of Auburn, Grafton, Leicester, Millbury, Shrewsbury, Precincts 2 and 4 in Northbridge, Upton, and Wards 5-7 and Precincts 1 and 5 in Ward 8 of the City of Worcester.