HUNTERDON COUNTY, NJ – Hunterdon County Commissioner Jeff Kuhl, who serves as liaison to the Hunterdon County Library, recently alerted residents about the New Jersey Unclaimed Property Administration’s online database where individuals can search and claim potential unclaimed property that may belong to them.
Located within the Department of the Treasury, The Unclaimed Property Administration (UPA) recovers, and records abandoned or lost intangible and tangible property. The UPA’s goal is to return this property to the rightful owner and/or heirs.
The New Jersey Unclaimed Property Statute ensures that property owners never relinquish the right to this property and the UPA only acts as a custodian until the property is returned.
“Many residents are unaware that they may have unclaimed property ranging from security deposits for utilities, unused gift cards, or insurance policies that haven’t been claimed. I wanted to ensure that residents are aware of this free and easy to use service through the New Jersey Treasury Department,” Kuhl said.
Commissioner Kuhl will be working with the Hunterdon County Library to help highlight and educate residents about the Unclaimed Property Registry.
Residents can search the Treasury’s online database at https://unclaimedfunds.nj.gov/app/claim-search.
“As we approach the holiday season and residents continue to confront high prices as a result of record inflation, it is my hope that Hunterdon County residents can be reunited with assets that may belong to them and perhaps provide a little relief,” Kuhl said.
Hunterdon County Library Director James Keehbler said that library staff will be ready to assist residents that may have questions and that posters highlighting the program will be on display at all three Hunterdon County Library facilities.
“The Hunterdon County Library is excited to work with Commissioner Kuhl on this important public information campaign. The Library continues to serve as important resource to our residents on a variety of matters including ensuring that patrons are aware of New Jersey’s Unclaimed Property Administration’s online database,” Keehbler said.