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Unclaimed Property FAQ's

1. What is unclaimed property?
2. How do I report and remit unclaimed property to the Department of Revenue?
2. How does property become unclaimed?
3. Why does Wisconsin have an unclaimed property law?
4. Who administers the law?
5. What happens to unclaimed property when the Department of Revenue cannot locate the rightful owner?
6. How much and what kind of property is involved?
7. Why is the State of Wisconsin involved?
8. What efforts are made by the Department of Revenue to find the rightful owners?
9. How can I avoid having unclaimed property?
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Wisconsin Office of the State Treasurer
Physical Address:   B38 W State Capitol, Madison, Wisconsin   -    Mailing Address:   PO Box 7871 Madison, WI 53707
Phone: 608-266-1714

Effective January 1, 2017, the Office of Wisconsin State Treasurer (OST) will follow the same fee guidelines for records requests as the Wisconsin Department of Administration.