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Unclaimed Property (Finance)

Unclaimed Property refers to unclaimed funds that originated through normal business transactions with the city of Nashville and Davidson County. Unclaimed or abandoned property includes the following examples:

  • Uncashed vendor/payroll checks more than several months old
  • Uncashed refunds or overpayments more than several months old
  • Electronic payments returned by the bank, and belonging to owners who cannot be located
  • Deposits held
  • Escrow accounts no longer needed
  • Miscellaneous uncashed outstanding checks more than several months old
  • Tangible unclaimed or abandoned property (items other than money belonging to others).

To determine if you are owed unclaimed property and the amount of the unclaimed property, check the Find Unclaimed Property list and match your name and number to the notice received from Metro Nashville.

To claim the property, complete the Unclaimed Property Claim Form and then send the completed form by U.S. Mail to the following address with all of the verifying documents.

Metro Government of Nashville and Davidson County
Unclaimed Property
P.O. Box 196300
Nashville, TN 37219-6300

Verifying Documents

  1. A front & back copy of your driver’s license or a state issued ID card.
  2. A photocopy of your Social Security card.
  3. Proof of your address as listed on the claim form and proof of your current mailing address. (ex a driver’s license, a photocopy of a recent bill or a pay stub.)
  4. If claiming on behalf of an estate provide the following:
    1. A photocopy of the death certificate
    2. A photocopy of the will or probate documents and/or testamentary to documents authorizing claimant to act on behalf of the estate.
    3. Federal Tax ID Number (FEIN)

A check will be made to the estate care of the administrator or executor.

Current Deadlines

Claim forms must be received before October 9, 2020. Any property on the list that is not claimed by that date will be transferred to the State of Tennessee Unclaimed Property Division.

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.

Contact Information

Mailing address

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

Telephone

615-862-6100, then choose option 5

Hours of Operation

8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Central Time, Monday-Friday.

Closed on Metro Holidays.

Accessibility Accommodations

For an ADA accommodation, please contact Kimberly Northern at 615-880-1710 or by email at kimberly.northern@nashville.gov.