South Dakota has a searchable unclaimed money database which shows the owner name, address, holder, and property type. The Unclaimed Property department will conduct a manual search of up to 5 names per call. Lists of unclaimed money accounts are printed in state newspapers and a community outreach event schedule is posted on their website. Their site offers current statistics noting 4600 unclaimed money claims were paid in fiscal year 2011 totaling over $2 million dollars. Currently a $400,000 account is in search of an owner.  The site also posts information for holders. We found this to be a simple and well thought out website – one of the better state sites.

Unclaimed Property

500 E. Capitol Ave.,

Pierre, SD 57501-5070

Phone: 605-773-3379

Toll Free in South Dakota 1-866-357-2547