State website upgrade to help find lost, abandoned property

Posted at 7:43 PM, Sep 24, 2018
and last updated 2018-09-24 19:43:03-04

LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan’s Treasury office is introducing a new website to help people claim lost or abandoned property.

The website will allow electronic claim filings and searches for property and is expected to be up and running by Oct. 1. Holders of unclaimed property will be able to file reports and provide payments electronically.

The Michigan Unclaimed Property website and call center will be unavailable starting at 5 p.m. Tuesday through 8 a.m. on Oct. 1 as part of the transition to the new website.

Michigan has returned more than $400 million in unclaimed property to rightful owners or their heirs over the past four years.