Claiming escrow and other money2/4/2020
To check to see if you or your family members have any unclaimed money or property go to unclaimedproperty.michigan.gov. BE SURE IT IS THIS EXACT WEBSITE ADDRESS. There are other sites posing as this site that are just trying to get your personal information. I suggest you search by your last name only and don't insert your first name or city. They had my first name truncated and I've had addresses in several cities. So my funds didn't pop up when I first did the search and included my first name and city where I live now.
Once you click the "claim" button and fill in some info online, you will receive an email from the State with a form to fill out. Your signature will need to be notarized. (We have free notary service in our office if you need it.) And you include a copy of your driver's license or passport with the submission as well as a list of previous home addresses. Let me know if you are able to claim some money so that I feel good from having helped someone!
**Here is the explanation of why the site exists as it appears on the website itself: "The Michigan Department of Treasury has millions of dollars in lost or forgotten assets from dormant bank accounts, uncashed checks, valuables left in safe deposit boxes and stock certificates. Because the properties are considered abandoned and unclaimed by the bank or company entrusted with them, they are turned over to the state, as required by law. The Michigan Department of Treasury is the custodian of these assets and returns them to their owners (or owner's heirs) when they are rightfully claimed."