FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 8, 2017
Media Contact: Shelli King
Tennessee Treasury Unclaimed Property Division Helping Tennesseans Claim Money at Fairs and Festivals Statewide
Nashville, TN — In FY17, The Tennessee Treasury Department’s Unclaimed Property Division returned 43,482 claims, resulting in $48 million in missing money that was returned to its rightful owners. This marks the highest number of claims and dollars returned by the program in a single year!
In an effort to continue to reunite Tennesseans with their missing property, representatives from Treasury’s Unclaimed Property Division will be heading out to events around the state.
Fair-goers are encouraged to stop by the Unclaimed Property booth to search http://www.ClaimItTN.gov for missing money. If property is found, the owner can file a claim right there, and Division representatives will be on-hand to answer any questions about the claim or claim process.
As a part of this effort, the Division will be making stops at the following events across the state throughout September and October:
Delta Fair (Memphis)
Friday, September 8th, 9 AM – 11 PM
and Saturday, September 9th, 10 AM – 11 PM
Tennessee State Fair (Nashville)
Friday, September 15th, 5 – 10 PM
Saturday, September 16th, 10 AM – 10 PM
Hamilton County Fair (Chattanooga)
Saturday, September 23rd, 10 AM – 6 PM
Sunday, September 24th, 10 AM – 6 PM
Dyer County Main Street Fall Festival (Dyersburg)
Saturday, September 30th, 8 AM – 4 PM
Newport Harvest Street Festival (Cocke County)
Saturday, October 7th, 10 AM – 6 PM
Sunday, October 8th, 11 AM – 5:30 PM
About the Tennessee Treasury Unclaimed Property Division:
Unclaimed property is money that has been turned over to the State by businesses and organizations who cannot locate the rightful owners. Every year, millions of missing dollars are turned over, and the Tennessee Treasury Department works to get that money back to whom it belongs. In Tennessee, there is currently $819.7 million in unclaimed property still waiting to be returned.
To search for missing money, go to the Unclaimed Property’s website: ClaimItTN.gov. This searchable online database contains all unclaimed property in Tennessee dating to the beginning of the program. You can visit www.ClaimItTN.gov to search for your name, and can file your claim online. Treasury recommends searching for common misspellings of your name and addresses as well.
There is no time limit in Tennessee to claim unclaimed property. It is held for the rightful owner or their legal beneficiaries until it is claimed.