State Unclaimed Property

Title 6 of the Texas Property Code governs the State of Texas Unclaimed Property Program. To view the statutes, go to the Texas Legislature Online web site and select Property Code and the appropriate chapter.


Chapters 72 through 75 apply to the reporting, delivery and claims process for abandoned property. Chapter 76 applies only to unclaimed property held and reported by Texas counties, municipalities, independent school districts and junior colleges.


One in four Texans has unclaimed property from forgotten bank accounts, uncashed checks, security deposits and utility refunds. To find out if you have unclaimed property, go to the State of Texas Unclaimed Property web site and search unclaimed property.