Jamestown Mayor Sam Teresi is encouraging city and area residents to pursue reimbursement of dormant, unclaimed resources currently being held by the New York State Comptroller’s Office of Unclaimed Funds.
As of late June, 2017, the Comptroller’s office reported 9,199 active accounts in the 14701 zip code area alone totaling more than $3.8 million. There are also 428 accounts with 14702 zip codes totaling more than $180,000.
Examples of sources of unclaimed funds include savings accounts, checking accounts, CDs, court funds, dividends, estate proceeds, insurance benefits and policies, stocks, bonds, mutual funds, telephone bills, utility bills, and others.
To help assist city residents search for and claim any money owed to them, Mayor Teresi announced that a representative from State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli’s office will visit the Jamestown Municipal Building lobby on Friday, July 14, from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Including the City of Jamestown, there is more than $11 million in unclaimed funds being held for residents of Chautauqua County. Residents throughout the Greater Jamestown Area are also welcome to meet with the representative at the Municipal Building on July 14.
To learn more about unclaimed funds, Mayor Teresi encourages residents to visit the Comptroller’s website: http://www.osc.state.ny.us/ouf/.