2017 Whiting Unclaimed Property List

UNCLAIMED PROPERTY

The Unclaimed Property Division of the Vermont State Treasurer Office reunites Vermont residents with lost and/or abandoned assets. During our fiscal 2015 year, we returned more than $5.11 million to current and former residents.

 

WHITING Online Searchable List for Whiting (click here)

WHITING PDF List for Whiting (click here)

What is Unclaimed Property?

One standard defintion for unclaimed property: any type of financial asset owed to an individual, business, agency, nonprofit, etc. and in possession of a holder for a specified amount of time without any contact from the “owner” (individual owed the credit, refund, rebate, etc.).

Banks,  credit unions, corporations, utilities, insurance agencies, retailers,  states and state agencies, brokerage houses and other entities annually report forgotten bank accounts, uncashed pay checks,  unrefunded security deposits,  stocks returned by the US Postal Service,  mutual funds,  IRAs and and even the contents of safe deposit boxes to the unclaimed property departments in each of the 50 states in the United States of America, as well as in the District of Columbia,  Canada, Puerto Rico and the US Virgin Islands. The Vermont State Treasurer Office receives these assets and safeguards them until claimed by rightful owners or heirs.

How Much is Returned?

In fiscal year 2015,  the Unclaimed Property Division of the State Treasurer Office disbursed more than $5.11 million through 13,107 individual claims.  The average claim paid was $389. This represents cash only; it excludes equities or mutual fund distributions. For the 10-year period ending fiscal year 2013, including distribution of mutual funds and equities, the State’s average return rate was 54.77 percent.

Businesses and Non-Profit Organizations Have Unclaimed Property Too.

Businesses and non-profit organizations also have unclaimed property.  Search for your business, place of worship or community organization to see if it is on the list.  State Treasurer Beth Pearce personally delivered checks to several non-profit organizations during a recent outreach effort. More

Reclaiming Your Property is a Free Consumer-Protection Service.

It only takes a moment to search and see if we have any unclaimed property in your name.  Questions? Send an email to  unclaimed.property@vermont.gov  or call (802) 828-2407  (800/642-3191 – toll-free in Vermont only). We are always happy to assist you.

Which State Statutes Govern Vermont Unclaimed Property?

All processes for reporting and disbursing unclaimed assets are guided by Vermont Statutes Title 27: Property, Chapter 14: Unclaimed Property.

Stay Informed About Unclaimed Property.

Lost Life Insurance Benefits

Searching for a lost life insurance policy or payment? Use this Web page to search for lost benefits.

Frauds or Swindles

Some Web sites and phone solicitors claiming to want to assist you in obtaining the return your abandoned assets can be fraudulent.  Review these  helpful tips to evaluate such offers and avoid being defrauded.

VT Arbor Day Conference on May 4th in Montpelier

Vermont Arbor Day Conference 
Thursday May 4th
8:30am-3:30pm
VT College of Fine Arts, Montpelier
Cost $40, lunch provided

Registration is now open for the 2017 Vermont Arbor Day Conference.  The Vermont Urban & Community Forestry Program is hosting our second annual full-day conference in honor of Arbor day on May 4th at the Vermont College of Fine Arts in Montpelier.  Come learn, celebrate, and network with the citizen tree stewards, municipal leaders, and professionals for our state’s urban and community forests.

We will be offering four simultaneous tracks geared toward separate audiences this year: municipal leaders, professional arborists, citizen volunteers, and general forest health interest.  Session topics include: Emerald Ash Borer, VT Green Streets Manual, VT Tree Warden Statues, VT Open Meeting Law, Tree Cabling and Alternatives and more!

ISA and SAF credits will be available for some sessions (labeled on agenda).

GWEN KOZLOWSKI | Outreach & Education Coordinator
VT Urban & Community Forestry Program
UVM Extension
802-651 -8343, Ext 506 www.vtcommunityforestry.org
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Join us on Thursday, May 4th for Vermont’s Arbor Day Conference!