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The Washington State Department of Revenue has announced the launch of a new unclaimed property website to help make reporting and claiming lost property, such as bank accounts, insurance proceeds, and uncashed checks, quicker and easier.

Features of the new site,, include:

  • A new robust search function that returns more possible hits, including partials and similarly structured search terms.
  • A new fast track process that automatically approves claims that meet certain criteria, allowing most fast-tracked checks to be received within five days or less.
  • A mobile-friendly design for less hassle while searching from a mobile device. Nearly 69 percent of visits to date have been mobile.
  • New “how-to” videos in both English and Spanish.

The state tax agency administers the state’s Unclaimed Property Program, a free service that reunites lost property and assets with its rightful owners. Over the past three years, Revenue has reunited an average of $75.7 million annually in unclaimed property with owners.

The state currently holds in excess of $1.3 billion waiting to be claimed.