A Network of the National Association of State Treasurers
A Network of the National Association of State Treasurers

About the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators

Who We Are

NAUPA is the foremost authority on unclaimed property

The National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators (NAUPA) leads and facilitates collaboration among administrators in their efforts to reunite unclaimed property with the rightful owner. 

As the foremost authority on unclaimed property, NAUPA’s membership consists of the leading unclaimed property administrators representing the governments of:

  • All 50 states
  • The District of Columbia
  • The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico
  • Several Canadian provinces
  • Kenya
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Our purpose: Returning unclaimed property to its rightful owners

We provide leadership and support throughout the complete unclaimed property cycle that includes:

The results: A sustainable cycle of unclaimed property returns

We enable a sustainable cycle where businesses have the education and resources to efficiently report unclaimed property, and citizens can find and claim their unclaimed property quickly and easily.

By the Numbers: Returning Unclaimed Property

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of inquiries annually
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returned by states annually

Search multiple states at once

Unclaimed property is reported to the state in which the company or organization resides. Therefore, it’s common to have unclaimed property in multiple states, especially if you have moved to another state.


Most states participate in MissingMoney.com—a free website, sponsored by NAUPA, from which you can search participating state’s databases for unclaimed property. MissingMoney.com will display any states in which there is a match, and provide information and links to the official government websites for beginning the claims process.

As the foremost authority in unclaimed property, NAUPA helps provide the necessary leadership, consumer protection, and support—facilitating collaboration among government administrators—to promote the success of this beneficial program returning billions in unclaimed property to its owners each year.

Learn more about how unclaimed property works and can play a part in your overall financial wellness.

Oversight and policies that support the public good

NAUPA develops and adopts policy and engages in the legislative process as needed to represent unclaimed property programs in every state, protect the unclaimed property rights of citizens, and to support the overall public good.

In many states, without impacting the obligation of the state to return unclaimed funds, collections of unclaimed property are utilized to fund public schools and college scholarships. 

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