Lock Haven, PA - Pennsylvania Treasurer Stacy Garrity and Clinton County Chief Clerk Jann Meyers announced today that $1,271.34 in unclaimed property has been returned to Clinton County.
“This money belongs to the people of Clinton County, and I’m glad it’s back in the right hands. Returning unclaimed property is one of my favorite jobs as state Treasurer. I want to make sure every Pennsylvanian knows how to search for and claim what is rightfully theirs. We’re glad to safeguard this money at Treasury, but it belongs in the pockets of hard-working Pennsylvanians, businesses, local governments, and other organizations.”
Pennsylvania State Treasurer, Stacy Garrity
“The Clinton County Board of Commissioners is very appreciative of Treasurer Garrity and her staff for assisting the County in receiving these unclaimed funds as easily as possible. As a small rural county, we will put the returned funds to good use for the benefit of the county’s citizens and taxpayers.”
Chief Clerk (Clinton County), Jann Meyers
The $1,271.34 returned to Clinton County included 19 individual properties ranging in value from $0.14 to $463.92. The oldest property dates back to 2001, while as the most recent are from 2018. Properties returned included credit balances, uncashed checks, and other forms of unclaimed property. How the funds are spent will be determined by county officials.
Treasurer Garrity has returned more than $400,000 to 19 local governments since taking office in 2021.
Treasury is working to return more than $4 billion in unclaimed property to its rightful owners. About one in ten Pennsylvanians is owed unclaimed property, and the average claim is worth nearly $1,500.
State law requires businesses to report unclaimed property to Treasury after three years of dormancy. Unclaimed property can include dormant bank accounts, uncashed checks, insurance policies, contents of forgotten safe deposit boxes and more. Treasury keeps tangible unclaimed property for about three years before it is auctioned. Auction proceeds are kept in perpetuity for owners to claim. Military decorations and memorabilia are never auctioned.
To learn more about unclaimed property or to search Treasury’s database, visit patreasury.gov/unclaimed-property.
Samantha Heckel, Press Secretary (Treasury), 717-418-0206 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Jann Meyers, Chief Clerk (Clinton County), 570-893-4043 or JMeyers@clintoncountypa.gov