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Marshall Citizens Encouraged to Come Claim Their Unclaimed Property from the State

Jackson, MSTreasurer Lynn Fitch, the Marshall County Board of Supervisors, and the Mayor and Board of Aldermen of the City of Holly Springs announced an opportunity for local residents to come search the State’s unclaimed property listing and claim funds the State might be holding for them.

Eddie L. Smith Multipurpose Building
235 N. Memphis Street, Holly Springs
Tuesday, May 22
3:00 to 6:00 pm

“Just since November 2017,” said Fitch, “we have reunited citizens with close to $1 million at events like these.  What a great boost for their family budgets and for the local economies.  It is a pleasure to work with mayors, supervisors, legislators, and others to help people claim money the State is holding for them. And, I want to thank Marshall County and Holly Springs officials for inviting my office to work with him to help out in my home town.”

 

Since Treasurer Fitch took office in 2012, she has distributed over $80 million in unclaimed property, which is more than half of all the money that has been distributed since the program began in 1982.

Unclaimed property specialists from the Office of the State Treasurer will be on hand at the event to help people search the State’s unclaimed property list, complete claims forms, and even notarize their paperwork.  Individuals planning to attend are encouraged to bring the following to expedite their claims:

 

·         Photo ID (driver’s license, passport, military ID card, etc.)

·         Your Social Security Card

·         Proof of address (utility bill, etc.)

·         Proof of name change (marriage license, divorce decree, etc.)

·         If the owner is deceased, bring the death certificate, will, obituary, or affidavit of death

Individuals can always check the State’s full listing at www.treasurerlynnfitch.com to see if the State has any money in their name, as well.  It is constantly being updated. 

Media are invited to come to this event to see how the process works.  Your stories help people learn about the unclaimed property program and find money they may not realize is waiting for them.

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