Texas Comptroller’s Office redesigns unclaimed property website

City of El Paso (CREDIT: KFOX14/CBS4)

Texas residents could have unclaimed money waiting for them this holiday season.

The Texas Comptroller’s Office has new features for its website,, which allows residents to claim items such as forgotten utility deposits or other refunds, insurance proceeds, mineral interest or royalty payments, dormant bank accounts and abandoned safe deposit box contents.

"I am proud of our unclaimed property program, which has returned about $800 million to its rightful owners since I've been comptroller," Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar said. "The newly redesigned website makes it even easier for users to search for unclaimed property, and I encourage everyone to go online, take a look around and see if there is money waiting for you or your loved ones."

New features to the website include an enhanced search function, the ability to upload claim documentation and better mobile features.

Since the program began in 1962, Texas has returned more than $2 billion in unclaimed property to its rightful owners.

Residents can search to see if they have unclaimed property or call 800-321-2274.

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