Residents are encouraged to visit the Chamber to see if they’re owed any money
Waynesburg, PA - Pennsylvania Treasurer Stacy Garrity and the Greene County Chamber of Commerce today announced that the First Annual Greene County Unclaimed Property Day will take place this Thursday, December 7. Treasury staff will be on hand to help area residents search and file a claim for their unclaimed property.
The event will take place on Thursday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Greene County Chamber of Commerce office, 3157 Mt. Morris Rd., Suite 103, Waynesburg, PA 15307. Anyone interested in attending can call 724-582-2247 for more information.
“The residents of Greene County have more than $4.8 million in unclaimed property ready to be claimed. I want to return that money to its rightful owners, and this event is a fantastic way to help do that. The average claim is about $1,600, and every dollar can make a huge difference for families, especially with the holidays in full swing and inflation still hitting us all. I’m thankful to the Greene County Chamber of Commerce for hosting this event, and to Greene County Commissioner Betsy McClure for her strong support of returning unclaimed property.”
Pennsylvania State Treasurer, Stacy Garrity
“We’re excited to host this event and help get some unclaimed property back into the hands of Greene County businesses and residents. More than one in ten Pennsylvanians has unclaimed property available, so I encourage everyone to come in and check for themselves, their families, and their businesses! We appreciate Treasurer Garrity and her staff for working with us to make it happen.”
Greene County Commissioner, Betsy McClure
Treasury is working to return more than $4.5 billion in unclaimed property to its rightful owners. In the last fiscal year, ending June 30, 2023, Treasury returned the most unclaimed property ever in a single year – almost $274 million.
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.