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Unclaimed Property  


Winter Sculpture in River Oaks Park

Winter Sculpture in River Oaks Park

The City Controller's Office is attempting to locate the rightful owners of more than $410,000 in unclaimed cash. These are people and businesses that have failed to request money that is owed to them. Perhaps they forgot to pick up a water deposit refund, a payroll or vendor check or money from other transactions with the City.

More than ten thousand names are on the list. Each individual or company is owed $100 or less. In accordance with State Law, any amount over $100 dollars is sent to the State Comptroller where it is held until claimed.

We would love to give this money back to its rightful owners. It is not the City's cash to keep. We need your help in making this happen.

Click below to find out if your name is on the list.

Steps to claim listed property:

  • Click on the first link below to view list.
  • Find name on our unclaimed property database.
  • Fill-out and send in form and supporting documentation establishing your right to receive the property.

Review a list of unclaimed funds of $100.00 or less owed by the City of Houston.

State of Texas Database- Search by name. Companies as well as municipalities send their abandoned property to the state as required.

The National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators (NAUPA) has information about unclaimed property in all states.