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June 18, 2013

Raytown gets Unclaimed Property kiosk

Residents can search the Unclaimed Property database while waiting in line for a new driver’s license

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In a first for the Kansas City area, Missouri state treasurer Clint Zweifel has placed a kiosk at a Raytown driver’s license office to help Missourians track unclaimed property.

So, while waiting in line to renew your driver’s license, you can check to see if you have any outstanding assets that you’ve forgotten all about.

Unclaimed property are savings accounts or maybe stocks and bonds left in a safety deposit box that owners haven’t touched in more than five years. The assets are turned over to the state treasurer who works to get the property back to its rightful owner.

The state treasurer has two kiosks that are rotated around the state. There’s also one in O’Fallon in eastern Missouri.

“The Unclaimed Property Kiosk lets Missourians maximize their time waiting in line at the license office,” Zweifel said. “Individuals can search the more than $750 million in Unclaimed Property I protect on this kiosk and start a claim right there.”

Zweifel said there is more than $110 million in Unclaimed Property in more than 840,000 accounts in the Kansas City area alone.

The Raytown driver’s license office is at 6138 Raytown Trafficway and is open from 8 a.m.-6 p.m. Monday through Friday and 8 a.m.-noon on Saturdays.

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