Claim Forms & Instructions

  1. How can I submit a claim for property?
  2. How do I request a claim form?
  3. Who is the claimant?
  4. Where do I find a notary?
  5. What is the cost to have my document(s) notarized?
  6. Why hasn't my claim form been processed yet?
  7. Where do I send my claim form?

  1. How can I submit a claim for property?

    You must fill out your claim form through our website. You can print it out or may also call us at 608-264-4594 to request a printed copy of your claim form. Additional documents can be scanned, mailed, emailed or faxed to us.

    To fill out your form through our website, begin your search through our Wisconsin's Unclaimed Property database. Once you type in your information and select the property you would like to claim, you must provide the information requested on the fill-in form. See our Claims Forms Instructions for information on what additional information you may need to provide. Additional documents can be scanned mailed, emailed or faxed to our office.

    In some cases, you can submit your claim through our website. If you qualify, you will be provided that option.

  2. How do I request a claim form?

    You can search and print a claim form right from our website. Click the logo on the homepage and search Wisconsin's Unclaimed Property database. You can also request a claim for by contacting us at (608) 267-7977.

  3. Who is the claimant?

    The claimant is the individual claiming the property, whether for themselves or as an heir to the owner identified in Box 4 of the claim form.

  4. Where do I find a notary?

    You can find a notary public at a local financial institution. Only claims valued at $2,000 or more are required to be notarized.

  5. What is the cost to have my document(s) notarized?

    In the state of Wisconsin, many notary publics will notarize your documents for a small fee ($.50).

  6. Why hasn't my claim form been processed yet?

    We try to review and approve claims as soon as we receive them. At certain times of the year, the number of claims submitted is high and it may take up to 90 days for you to receive your payment. We recommend you use the search feature on our website to check the status of your claim.

  7. Where do I send my claim form?

    Wisconsin Department of Revenue
    PO Box 8982
    Madison, WI 53708-8982
    Phone: (608) 267-7977

Last updated March 6, 2014