Idaho unclaimed money totals currently exceed $100 million in cash and property. Their website is newer and easy to navigate. They have a live counter on the homepage and have returned nearly $4 million since Jan 2019 at the time of this update (Sept ’19).
Their website has a decent amount of information in the form of FAQs. They are broken down by those looking to claim, unclaimed money reporters, and some other useful links. For searching, they use a system similar to most states. You can simply put in the last name and click search. The matches provided show the owner and co owner name if there is one. They also show the holder name which is the company or organization who reported the unclaimed money. Their amount breakdown is the exact amount for anything under $5 then is as follows: $5-$25, $25-$50, $50-100, and greater than $100.
Idaho Unclaimed Money – Search Strategies
Idaho does use MissingMoney.com, and we suggest you use them when searching if you want to use some of our search strategies. The state website is thorough, but does not allow for search approximations. Meaning, if you want to search by last name and first 2-3 letters of your first name, it won’t show unless its an exact match. Missing Money has the same information so you won’t miss any claims!
Claiming is fairly simple, you can put in your information and there is actually a spot to donate your unclaimed money or property to the state. Once the form is filled out it can take a few weeks to hear back, and you may need to provide supporting documents which you can upload via the website. Using the claim ID they provide you can also check the status of the claim at any time.
One of the major changes in Idaho unclaimed property law came in 2012. Up to that point, any claims that were ten years or older would become property of the state. In 2012 the law changed to allow claims to remain indefinitely until the rightful owner claims it.
Idaho Unclaimed Property
Phone: (208) 332-2942
Email: Claiming Questions – UCPGeneralQuestions@sto.idaho.gov
Reporting Questions – UCPBusinessQuestions@sto.idaho.gov