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Delaware Department of Finance
Office of Unclaimed Property
Director: Brenda R. Mayrack, State Escheator / Director, Office of Unclaimed Property
Office phone: Claims: 855-505-7520 Reporting: 302-577-8782
PO Box 8931 Wilmington, DE 19899-8931
Unclaimed Property website: https://unclaimedproperty.delaware.gov/

Dormancy Periods

The following dormancy periods are listed in years, unless otherwise noted.

Savings: 5
Checking: 5
Non-bank Money Orders: 5
Certificates of Deposit: 5
Official Bank Checks/MO: 5
Safe Deposit Boxes: 5
Travelers Checks: 15
Life Insurance Matured: 5
Otherwise: 5
All: 5
Casualty: 5
Utility Deposits: 5
Utility Refunds: 5
Dividends: 3* See "Securities"
Securities: 38 AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 12 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO ESCHEATS - This Act lowers the period of dormancy to 3 years for investment type properties. As federal securities laws generally require due diligence to be performed twice before the expiration of 3 years of dormancy and if an owner cannot be located within this period and reunited with their property the property shall now be turned over to the State in this shorter period of time as the holder has completed their due diligence requirements.The Act became effective when signed on June 30, 2008 and therefore the first filing period will result in a three year catch up of property with a dormancy period of three, four and five years.
Debt (bonds): 3* See "Securities"
Dissolution/Liquidation: 5
Fiduciaries: 5
Wages: 5
State Courts/Agencies: 5
Federal Courts/Agencies: Refer to State law for specific information
Mineral Proceeds: 5
All Other Property: 5
IRA Keogh: 5
Gift Certificate: 5
Credit Memos: 5
Vendor-Vendor Payments: 5
Aggregate Amount: 50

Reporting and Payment Due Dates

The following indicates the report and payment due dates for the various property types.

Report Due—Life Insurance: December 20 - Payment and Report
Report Due—All Others: March 1* Banking Organizations-November 10-20
Payment Due—Life Insurance: December 20
Payment Due—All Others: March 1* Banking Organizations-November 10-20
Exceptions: Refer to State law for specific information
Negative Report Required: Yes

Electronic Reporting Capability Schedule

The following indicates which types of reporting formats are accepted by this state.

Diskette: No
Tape: No
Cartridge: No
CD: No
NAUPA Format: Yes
Comments: All reporting is done online

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