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Unclaimed Property Division

The Unclaimed Property Division is part of the Department of Finance. The Division of Unclaimed Property works 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.

Current Deadlines

Any funds not belonging to the Metropolitan Government of Nashville and Davidson County that are still unclaimed have been reported to and transferred to the State of Tennessee.  There is no other unclaimed property to report at this time.

Unclaimed Property Not in Metro's Custody

For information about additional unclaimed property NOT in Metro's custody, you can visit the State of Tennessee Unclaimed Property Division website or call 866-370-9429.

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 and 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 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Central Monday-Friday, closed Holidays

Accessibility Accommodations

For an ADA accommodation, please contact Kimberly Northern at 615-880-1710 or by email at