Unclaimed Property Annual Notification
Updated: Nov. 26, 2013 – View Changes
State agencies and institutions of higher education
Unclaimed property turned over to the state includes property that may belong to state agencies or institutions of higher education. If agencies and institutions do not claim property after an annual notification, the Comptroller's office deposits the money into unappropriated General Revenue (GR).
Agencies and institutions are encouraged to contact the Comptroller’s Unclaimed Property Division regularly for assets. When inquiring about unclaimed property, it is important to suggest variations on the agency name as the database reflects how the money was reported, which may not be the official agency name.
As of Oct. 31, 2013, the Comptroller’s office was holding unclaimed property for the following agencies or institutions:
Institutions of higher education are encouraged to search for unclaimed property at ClaimItTexas.org.
See Tips for Submitting Claims and Searching for search tips.
To submit a claim request, please contact Karen Barker of the Comptroller’s Unclaimed Property Division at (512) 463-3609 or Karen.Barker@cpa.state.tx.us. If the property remains unclaimed by Dec. 31, 2013, the funds will be swept into unappropriated General Revenue (GR).
Agencies operating with a General Revenue Dedicated (GRD) account or a special fund outside of GR may be able to claim unclaimed property held by the Comptroller’s office.
If the agency provides supporting documentation that demonstrates the original source of the funds as a GRD account or special fund outside of GR, the property may be returned to the original fund and may be subject to future appropriation.
It is incumbent upon the claiming agency to establish the original source of funds.
State agencies submitting claims and institutions of higher education searching for property should consider possible variations on agency/institution names as the database reflects how the money was reported, which may not be the official name.
Here are some tips to consider when submitting your claim (agencies) or searching the database (institutions):
- Include previous versions of a name, such as “Texas Employment Commission” for “Texas Workforce Commission.”
- Include common acronyms, such as “Texas DPS” for “Texas Department of Public Safety” or “UT Pan Am” for “University of Texas — Pan American.”
- Include common unofficial names, such as “Highway Department” for “Texas Department of Transportation.”
|Changes to this Document|
|11/26/2013||Updated for 2013 calendar year|
|12/7/2012||Updated for 2012 calendar year|
|11/18/2011||Updated for 2011 calendar year|