About the Association
Maryland is a member of the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators (NAUPA), which is a nonprofit organization affiliated with the National Association of State Treasurers. Members represent all states and the District of Columbia. Each year NAUPA holds several meetings and seminars to provide professional education opportunities for state unclaimed property policymakers, administrators, auditors and holders.
Role of the States
All states make a diligent effort to locate the missing owners and reunite them with their lost assets. With a few exceptions, there is no cost to the owner. The states use publications such as newspapers, inserts and mailings to notify owners of their property and how to claim it. Other outreach methods include booths at state fairs and shopping malls, legislative contacts, cross-referencing state license information and the Internet.