Mercer, PA - Pennsylvania Treasurer Stacy Garrity and Mercer County Treasurer Amber White announced today that nearly $4,000 in unclaimed property has been returned to the county.
“It’s rewarding to know that this money is back where it belongs, and that Mercer County will use it to benefit its residents. One of my favorite parts of being Treasurer is returning unclaimed property to hard-working Pennsylvanians – but a lot of people don’t realize that unclaimed property may also be waiting for businesses, nonprofit organizations and even government agencies. Getting this property into the right hands is a top priority. I encourage everyone to search our unclaimed property database online to see if any money is waiting for you.”
Pennsylvania State Treasurer, Stacy Garrity
“I’m happy these funds have been deposited to our General Fund and are being used to provide services to the residents of Mercer County. It was great to work with Treasurer Garrity to get this money back where it belongs. In addition to searching the unclaimed property website for county funds, I also searched for family and friends. I was able to assist my parents with some claims and notify some other family members and friends of their claims. I would encourage everyone to do the same.”
Mercer County Treasurer, Amber White
Mercer County received $3,830.13 from 60 individual properties ranging in value from $0.05 to $584.38. The oldest property dates back to 1992, while some are from as recent as 2020. Properties returned included credit balances, uncashed checks, and other forms of unclaimed property. How the funds are spent will be determined by county officials.
Treasurer Garrity has returned nearly $7 million to 38 local governments, including counties and municipalities, since taking office.
Unclaimed property can include dormant bank accounts, uncashed checks, insurance policies, contents of forgotten safe deposit boxes and more. State law requires businesses to report unclaimed property to Treasury after three years of dormancy. Treasury is working to return more than $4 billion in unclaimed property. About one in ten Pennsylvanians is owed unclaimed property, and the average claim is worth nearly $1,500.
To learn more about unclaimed property or to search Treasury’s database, visit patreasury.gov/unclaimed-property.