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Unclaimed Property

Welcome to the web site of the Division of Unclaimed Property for the Metropolitan Government of Nashville & Davidson County. The Unclaimed Property Division is part of the Department of Finance of the Metropolitan Government.

The Division of Unclaimed Property endeavors to reunite property owners with their property that is in possession of the Metropolitan Government. Unclaimed property can include, but is not limited to, payments from Metro Departments that were not cashed or actual physical property that was left in possession of a Metro Department. If after an attempt to contact the property owner has been made and the property owner has not placed a claim on the unclaimed property, the funds or property are then turned over to the State of Tennessee Division of Unclaimed Property.

Please explore this web-site set-up for your benefit. We hope that you find it to be beneficial.

Current Deadlines

For the January – March 2014 filing period, the Metropolitan Government Division of Unclaimed Property will soon complete processing of the few remaining claim forms that were mailed in by our deadline in March.

After that processing is completed, the Metropolitan Government Division of Unclaimed Property will soon transfer remaining unclaimed property to the State of Tennessee Division of Unclaimed Property, during the month of April 2014, as required by state law.

In addition to the information below, click on the links on the left side for:

Frequently Asked Questions

For additional unclaimed property NOT in Metro’s custody:

You can visit the State of Tennessee Unclaimed Property Division website or call (615) 741-6499 for more information.

What is Unclaimed Property?

The Tennessee Uniform Disposition of Unclaimed Property Act requires that all businesses or other organizations review their records annually to determine if they are in possession of any funds due to another person that have been unclaimed for the required time period. Below are some examples:

  • Unclaimed Vendor Checks
  • Unclaimed Payroll Checks
  • Unclaimed Pension Checks
  • Deposits held
  • Debit Accounts
  • Refunds due for overpayment

How Does Property Become Abandoned?

  • If you moved and forgot to notify Metro of your new address.
  • If you were a Metro employee and never returned to receive your last paycheck.
  • If you overpaid Metro for a service or fee, but did not use the credit.
  • If you received payment from Metro, but did not cash the check in a timely manner.
  • A payment was issued to the address listed in Metro’s vendor database, but your forwarding notice at the post-office expired.
  • If a payment was marked undeliverable by the post office and was returned to Metro in error.
  • If you previously authorized Metro payments to you by direct deposit, but forgot to notify Metro of your new address and / or bank account.
  • If property was left in the care of the government, but was not retrieved.

Contact the Division of Unclaimed Property

Metropolitan Government of Nashville & Davidson County
Division of Unclaimed Property
P.O. Box 196300
Nashville, TN 37219-6300

E-Mail: Unclaimed Property E-Mail Address

Telephone: 615-862-6100, then press 5 for Unclaimed Property

Hours: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM Central Monday-Friday, closed Holidays

Frequently Asked Questions