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Lehigh Valley residents have $114 million in unclaimed property sitting in Harrisburg. Find out if any of it belongs to you.

Stacy Garrity, Pennsylvania's treasurer, on Monday, Dec. 12, 2022, opens one of the drawers in a vault at the Finance Building in Harrisburg that contain unclaimed property.
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Stacy Garrity, Pennsylvania’s treasurer, on Monday, Dec. 12, 2022, opens one of the drawers in a vault at the Finance Building in Harrisburg that contain unclaimed property.
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About $114 million in unclaimed property is owed to Lehigh Valley residents, state Treasurer Stacy Garrity announced Monday.

Garrity said in a news release that $57.7 million and $56.6 million is owed to residents of Lehigh and Northampton counties, respectively.

Unclaimed property includes things such as dormant bank accounts, uncashed checks, forgotten stocks and insurance policies, as well as physical property, such as jewelry and other valuables found in storage lockers, according to Garrity.

Tangible property is auctioned after three years, and proceeds are available in perpetuity for the owner. Military decorations and memorabilia are not auctioned.

Garrity’s office said about 1 in 10 residents is owed unclaimed property. Over the last three years, about $10.7 million has been returned to Lehigh County residents and roughly $7.5 million to Northampton County residents, according to the release.

“Every dollar can make a huge difference for families right now, so I encourage everyone to search our website for themselves and their loved ones to see if they’re owed any unclaimed property,” Garrity said in the release. “We’re all still getting hit by
inflation with high prices at the grocery store, and the price of gas is climbing again. I want to get this money back where it belongs — in the pockets of hardworking Pennsylvanians.”

Statewide, the treasury is trying to return about $4.5 billion in unclaimed property.

The unclaimed property database may be found at .

Update: More than $111 million in unclaimed property owed to Lehigh Valley residents. How to find out if any of it belongs to you.

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