Monday, May 27, 2019

State treasurer to visit Joplin Tuesday, Wednesday to raise awareness of unclaimed property

(From State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick)

Missouri State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick and representatives from his office will visit Joplin on Tuesday and Wednesday this week to help return unclaimed property to Joplin residents.

Treasurer Fitzpatrick and Joplin-area legislators will also hold a media availability at the Joplin Public Library Wednesday, May 29 at 11:30 a.m. to raise awareness about unclaimed property in Jasper County and across the state.

On Tuesday, representatives from the Treasurer’s Office will be at the Northpark Mall in Joplin to help residents search for and file claims for unclaimed property. Find their booth from 3-7 p.m. across from the Bath & Body Works.

On Wednesday, the Office will be set up at the Joplin County Public Library from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. helping residents search for and file claims for unclaimed property.

Jasper County has over $14 million in unclaimed property—an amount likely made larger as a result of the 2011 tornado. Since March, the Office has proactively returned over $250,000 in unclaimed property to Jasper County residents. At the media availability, Treasurer Fitzpatrick will address ways to prevent future unclaimed property as severe weather continues to impact Missouri residents across the state.

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