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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Tuesday, September 5, 2017

CONTACT: Laura Wilson, South Dakota Office of the State Treasurer, (605) 773-3378


State Treasurer Rich Sattgast encourages attendees at this year's Sioux Falls Sidewalk Arts Festival, on Saturday, September 9, 2017 to visit his staff for possible lost money that may be owed to them.  The State Treasurer will have a booth where the public can search the Unclaimed Property database. The database contains records of millions of dollars held by the State Treasurer and waiting to be reclaimed by their rightful owners.

Unclaimed property refers to accounts in financial institutions and companies that have had no activity or contact with the owner for a year or longer and can include savings or checking accounts, uncashed payroll checks, refunds, security deposits, stocks and life insurance policies. The state holds the money in a custodial capacity until the money can be returned to the rightful owners.

Currently, the Unclaimed Property Division is holding over $383 million in unclaimed funds. The State Treasurer has returned over $4 million to the rightful owners since the beginning of the current fiscal year in July.

"The goal is to put money back into the hands of South Dakotans," Treasurer Rich Sattgast said. "That money ultimately makes its way into our economy which is good for our state."

Specialists in the Unclaimed Property Division of the Treasurer's Office will be available during the Saturday event.  Residents who are unable to attend the event can search the database online at





Past News

January 19, 2017 | State Treasurer to attend AARP Day at the Capital

February 17, 2017 | State Treasurer to return to Sioux Empire Home Show

March 17, 2017 | State Treasurer to return to Black Hills Home Show

May 2, 2017 | State Treasurer to attend Fruhlingsfest and Spring Market

June 21, 2017 | State Treasurer to Return to OAHE Days

July 7, 2017 | Record $27.5m Returned last year

August 10, 2017 | State Treasurer to Return to Brown County Fair

August 25, 2017 | State Treasurer to Return to State Fair