Every year, the Iowa Secretary of State’s office releases the names of Iowa residents who have unclaimed properties available to them. The Great Iowa Treasure Hunt is one way Secretary of State Michael Fitzgerald hopes to let Iowans know about assets they may have lost track of. The program has returned $122 million to over 310,000 individuals since Fitzgerald started it in 1983. The money could be from forgotten savings or checking accounts, utility refunds or deposits, or other assets. When the money goes unreported for an extended period of time, it gets reported to the Secretary’s office.
This year, a number of Washington County residents are on the list. The highest amounts are available to Jerry Coblentz of Washington, and Mark Wessling of Crawfordsville. Individuals on the Great Iowa Treasure Hunt list can contact Secretary of State Michael Fitzgerald’s office.