Washington, PA - Pennsylvania Treasurer Stacy Garrity and Washington County Commissioner Chairman Diana Irey Vaughan announced today that more than $46,000 in unclaimed property has been returned to Washington County.
“It’s exciting to get this money back where it belongs. Since taking office, I’ve had the chance to visit Washington and Canonsburg, and I know that residents all across Washington County work hard and want to know that every taxpayer dollar is being used wisely. I encourage everyone to check our website to see if they have any money waiting for them.”
Pennsylvania State Treasurer, Stacy Garrity
“We are pleased that over $46,000 of unclaimed property is being returned to Washington County. On behalf of our residents, we appreciate the efforts and due diligence of the State Treasurer’s office.”
Washington County Commissioner Chairman, Diana Irey Vaughan
The $46,155.27 returned to Washington County includes 69 individual properties ranging in value from $1.00 to $19,244.07. The oldest property dates back to 1984, while the most recent is from 2020. Properties returned include funds from accounts payable checks, cashier’s checks, certified checks, checking accounts, claims payment checks, credit balances, uncashed checks, money orders, and other forms of unclaimed property.
Treasurer Garrity has returned nearly $15.7 million to 57 local governments, including counties and municipalities, since taking office.
Treasury is working to return more than $4.5 billion in unclaimed property to its rightful owners. About one in ten Pennsylvanians is owed unclaimed property, and the average claim is worth about $1,600.
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 keeps tangible unclaimed property for about three years before it is auctioned. Auction proceeds are kept in perpetuity for owners to claim. Military decorations and memorabilia are never auctioned.
To learn more about unclaimed property or to search Treasury’s database, visit patreasury.gov/unclaimed-property.