Governor  Dannel P. Malloy

Unclaimed Property


Holder Alerts as of October 2016:

  • Due Dates: Holder reports for calendar year 2016 must be delivered and received within 90 days of the December 31, 2016 presumption of abandonment date, but no later than Friday, March 31, 2017.  (Holder reports must be received by the deadline by our office - not postmarked by the deadline date.  Postmark dates are not acceptable.)
  • Changes for delivering securities to the State of Connecticut: Please note that the account number for depositing or delivering securities changed, effective Monday, July 18, 2016.  The DTC participant number and the agent bank number also changed effective July 18, 2016.  Please review the applicable page links if you are delivering securities to Connecticut.  Changes to the account number, bank number, and the DTC number must be completed in order to deliver securities to Connecticut before the statutory deadline.  (Tip: Avoid penalties by updating the information early.)
  • Delivery of holder reports: Checks and reports should be sent directly to our lockbox location. (This PO Box is a lockbox at Webster Bank and not a “true” Post Office box with the United States Postal Service. Our lockbox accepts overnight deliveries.)  See "Reporting and Delivery of Cash Property" bullet under the "Forms and Instructions" tab.  Reports are deemed "received" on the date they are delivered to the lockbox.
         Note: If you are issuing a wire or an ACH, include a copy of the transmittal.  This transmittal serves as proof of delivery for the bank.
  • Contact Information: Please be sure that the contact person listed on the holder report has valid contact information (including phone number) and is the person our office, or the owner, may contact concerning the information reported.  This should not be a generic unclaimed property reporting number.
  • Electronic filings: All holder reports must be submitted in NAUPA format. Excel templates must be uploaded into the HRS Pro or UPExchange software and finalized. (“hde” files must be copied onto a CD ROM and delivered to our office.) Word, Excel or Adobe are not acceptable formats.
         Notes: (a) Holder reports do not automatically transmit once loaded into HRS Pro or UPExchange. NAUPA files must be copied to CD ROM and mailed with the original signed and notarized holder report coversheet and check to our lockbox location. Reports are not considered complete unless you include this NAUPA file on a CD ROM, a check and a coversheet. If the report is not received in the proper format, your company may be subject to a late filing penalty.
                     (b) Connecticut does not participate in the Eagle/UPExchange initiative for automatic delivery.
                     (c) Be sure that the NAUPA file is actually loaded to the CD ROM before mailing. (Tip: Your CD should not be blank.)
  • Password: If your company requires a password to open the holder report, email the password to our office. Be certain the name of the company, the company tax ID, and the amount of money paid on the report(s) is included in your email. Email this password to
  • Securities Deliveries: Prior to delivery of securities, be sure to follow procedures and submit a “pre-approval” listing for approval and review by UCP staff prior to inclusion on your holder report and delivery to our DTC account. The Treasurer’s Office has the authority to refuse delivery of securities that have no value, are worthless, or cannot be delivered. [CGS Section 3-65a (f)] The Treasurer may decline to receive any property the value of which is less than the cost of giving notice or holding sale, or may postpone taking possession until a sufficient sum accumulates.
  • Military and Service Medals: In conjunction with the Department of Veterans' Affairs, the Treasurer has a requirement for reporting and redemption of military and service medals. See details under “Reporting and Delivery of Safe Deposit Box Contents” bullet under the “Forms and Instructions” tab. [CGS Section 3-65a (k)]
  • Out Of State Property: Connecticut requests that all property be reported to the state in which the owner’s last address is known.  Out of country property may be reported to Connecticut if the holder is located in Connecticut.  If an address is not known, but the holder is located in Connecticut, the property also can be reported to Connecticut.
  • Roth IRAs: Roth IRAs may not be escheatable in Connecticut because there is no mandatory distribution date to trigger the dormancy period.
  • Health Savings Accounts (HSA): At this time, Health Savings Accounts may not escheat in Connecticut because there is no maturity date to trigger the dormancy period.  Property should be returned to the original format (such as a savings account) and escheated from that mechanism.
  • Failure to comply or late filing: Failure to comply with Connecticut unclaimed property statutes and UCP delivery instructions may result in a 15 percent per annum penalty as mandated under CGS Section 3-65b.