Comptroller and Comerica Bank Hold Outreach Event to Return Unclaimed Property

The Texas State Comptroller and Comerica Bank are holding a community outreach event in Houston today to help local residents track down and recover unclaimed property. Andrew Schneider has the story.

grabbing moneyThe Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts estimates more than $355 million in abandoned or lost money is due residents in the 10 counties of the Houston metro area.

Sources range from dormant bank accounts to forgotten apartment and utility deposits.

Ryan Baird is with the Comptroller’s office.

“Overall, we have $2.2 billion worth of unclaimed property waiting for people to claim, and it’s spread out over the entire state. We estimate that about one in four Texans has unclaimed property, and the average claim is about $1000 of this unclaimed property. And recently, we had a search event with Comerica in Dallas and found over $253,000 in one day doing the same type of search event.”

Today’s event takes place from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 Comerica’s Hobby Airport Banking Center.

Anyone can check the Unclaimed Property database anytime at

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Andrew Schneider

Andrew Schneider

Politics and Government Reporter

Andrew heads Houston Public Media’s coverage of national, state, and local elections. He also reports on major policy issues before the Texas Legislature and county and city governments across Greater Houston. Before taking up his current post, Andrew spent five years as Houston Public Media’s business reporter, covering the oil...

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