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Checklist of Documentation

The Ohio Division of Unclaimed Funds reserves the right to request additional evidence on all claims and has sole discretion to determine the sufficiency of documentation to allow payment. 

Claimant Relationship Descriptions

Owner: Single owner property where the individual claimant has all rights to the property.
Joint Owner: A property with multiple reported owners entitled to the funds.
Heir: Property belonging to a deceased original owner.
Trust: A property reported in the name of a trust.
Business: The original owner of property is a corporation, partnership or sole proprietorship. Business claims include corporations, limited liability companies (LLC’s), partnerships, sole proprietorships, not-for-profit organizations and all other similar entities, as well as entities now in bankruptcy or dissolved/defunct, etc.
Government: Properties reported in the name of a state, county or government entity, college, university or school district.
International: The claimant or property owner is a foreign citizen or person that lives in another country.

 

Click on the tab below to see the documentation required for your type of claim.

Owner

When filing a claim, you may need to provide the following:

Claim Form Generated for You
Proof of Address You Provide
Personal ID You Provide
Proof of Social Security Number You Provide
W9 Download Form

 

If you file a claim and do not provide the necessary forms, it could delay or potentially stop the claims process. For a complete list of all the required forms, see our Claim Form Instructions.

Joint Owner

When filing a claim, you may need to provide the following:

Claim Form Generated for You
Proof of Address You Provide
Personal ID You Provide
Proof of Social Security Number You Provide
W9 Download Form
*Relinquishment  Form We Provide

*Please call the Division of Unclaimed Funds to confirm if you need this documentation for your claim.

 

If you file a claim and do not provide the necessary forms, it could delay or potentially stop the claims process. For a complete list of all the required forms, see our Claim Form Instructions.
 

Heir

When filing a claim, you may need to provide the following:

Claim Form Generated for You
Proof of Address You Provide
Personal ID You Provide
Proof of Social Security Number You Provide
W9 Download Form
Table of Heirship Download Form
Beneficiary Release Form Download Form
Probate Court Order You Provide
Death Certificate You Provide
*Tax ID # You Provide

*Please call the Division of Unclaimed Funds to confirm if you need this documentation for your claim.

 

If you file a claim and do not provide the necessary forms, it could delay or potentially stop the claims process. For a complete list of all the required forms, see our Claim Form Instructions.

Trust

When filing a claim, you may need to provide the following:

Claim Form Generated for You
Proof of Address You Provide
Personal ID You Provide
W9 Download Form
Death Certificate You Provide
Proof of Original Owner You Provide
Original Trust You Provide
*Tax ID # You Provide
Certificate of Trust (required by ORC5810.13) Download Form

*Please call the Division of Unclaimed Funds to confirm if you need this documentation for your claim.

 

If you file a claim and do not provide the necessary forms, it could delay or potentially stop the claims process. For a complete list of all the required forms, see our Claim Form Instructions.

Business

When filing a claim, you may need to provide the following:

Claim Form Generated for You
Proof of Address You Provide
Personal ID You Provide
W9 Download Form
*Tax ID # You Provide
Work ID Badge You Provide
Corporate Letter of Authority / Corporate Resolution You Provide
List of Corporate Officers / Board Members You Provide
Subsidiary List You Provide

*Please call the Division of Unclaimed Funds to confirm if you need this documentation for your claim.

 

If you file a claim and do not provide the necessary forms, it could delay or potentially stop the claims process. For a complete list of all the required forms, see our Claim Form Instructions.

Gov't

When filing a claim, you may need to provide the following:

Claim Form Generated for You
Proof of Address You Provide
Personal ID You Provide
W9 Download Form
Original Trust You Provide
Work ID Badge You Provide
List of Corporate Officers / Board Members You Provide
Statute of Authority You Provide

 

If you file a claim and do not provide the necessary forms, it could delay or potentially stop the claims process. For a complete list of all the required forms, see our Claim Form Instructions.

Intern'l

When filing a claim, you may need to provide the following:

Claim Form Generated for You
Proof of Address You Provide
Personal ID You Provide
(2) forms of Government Issued ID You Provide
W-8BEN Tax Form Download Form
Warrant Information You Provide
Certified English Translation from US Consulate of all Documents You Provide

 

If you file a claim and do not provide the necessary forms, it could delay or potentially stop the claims process. For a complete list of all the required forms, see our Claim Form Instructions.