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Cook County Unclaimed Property State Representative Penny Houston (Not Paid for with Public Funds) jeeseecececececes Seb bb SESS SSS SSSIIIIILETAS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Penny Houston REPRESENTATIVE, DISTRICT 170 248 STATE CAPITOL [ATLANTA GEORGIA 30804 {dao aes 240 (0) (toe aes 2240 0) EMAL Pay Houslorgouse ge go Dear Constituents, Please follow the following steps to learn how fo file claim on your unelaimed property: Go online and visit Enter your information into the search database just as it appears in this book. Review list and select “Add” next to your name. (Glick “Claim Properties in My Cart” located in the right-hand corner. Select your “Relationship and then click “Register” Complete registration steps and follow remaining on-sereen instructions. Prin¢ off completed documents and attach requested information and mail all completed and signed documents (0: Sease Georgia Department of Revenue ‘Local Government Services Division ‘Unclaimed Property Seetion 'RM# 701 4125 Weleome All Road ‘Atlanta, Ga 30349 ‘Please follow the following steps to check the status of an already filed Property Cla 1. Go online and visit hetps/ 2. Select “Check the Status ofa Previously Filed Claim” 3. Enter your login information and you will be able to check the status of your Claim. In regard tothe information and instructions listed above, please do not hesitate to contact my office if you have any questions or need assistance claiming your property. You may, also, contact the Georgia, Department of Revenue's Unelsimed Property Division directly at 1-855-329-9863 for more informs Sincerely, Lg from What is Unclaimed Property? Unclaimed property refers to accounts held by financial institutions and other businesses who have lost contact with their owner of record. Unclaimed property includes, buts not limited to: wages, savings accounts, customer refunds, accounts payable, insurance payments, shares of stock, escrow funds, royalties and contents from safe deposit boxes. Most property is reported to the program after five years of inactivity. How does property become "unclaimed?" Property becomes abandoned when an entity has held the property for an apparent owner and has not had any contact withthe owmer fora specifi pesiod time asset by statute. All pate companies (including banks and insurance companies) 35 wells all Governmental Agences have a duty to report abandoned property. Once the property is reported tothe Unclaimed Property Program it becomes “unclaimed property”.