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'Money: It's Personal' — Unclaimed money

Bexar County has $201,241,644 in unclaimed property

SAN ANTONIO – The state of Texas has returned $3 billion worth of unclaimed property to its owners, but Bexar County still has more than $201 million still unclaimed.

San Antonio has more than $190 million of unclaimed money just waiting to be collected. And that’s not all. The city of Converse has more than $2.2 million, Helotes has more than $1.9 million and Schertz has more than $1.7 million in unclaimed property.

In total, Bexar County has $201,241,644 in unclaimed property. 

The assets can include things such as dividends, stocks, utility deposits and insurance proceeds, among others. Unclaimed property does not include real estate or vehicles.

So how can you find out if you have some money with your name on it?

It’s simple. The first step is to log onto claimittexas.org. There, you’ll be taken to a database that may contain several names similar to yours.

You’ll want to match up your name to your address or any former addresses. After that, you’ll be taken to a form to claim your property.

While there's no fee for using the property search service, there may be a fee associated with claiming your money, or you can donate all or a portion of what you claimed to the Texas Match the Promise Foundation, which is a program that provides scholarships to families who have enrolled in Texas’ prepaid college tuition plan.

BREAKDOWN BY CITIES IN BEXAR COUNTY:

COUNTY   CITY        AMOUNT           PROPERTIES
BEXARADKINS$436,936.109,272
BEXARALAMO HEIGHTS$64,737.793,923
BEXARATASCOSA$429,170.706,623
BEXARBALCONES HEIGHTS$20,260.30226
BEXARCAMP BULLIS$166.403
BEXARCASTLE HILLS$27,229.42495
BEXARCHINA GROVE$4,323.93129
BEXARCONVERSE$2,214,669.8644,632
BEXARELMENDORF$454,753.277,505
BEXARFAIR OAKS RANCH$331,214.543,788
BEXARFORT SAM HOUSTON$157,099.141,427
BEXARGREY FOREST$1,014.359
BEXARHELOTES$1,948,998.8828,320
BEXARHILL COUNTRY VILLAGE$9,329.82142
BEXARHOLLYWOOD PARK$32,585.32183
BEXARKIRBY$91,967.262,015
BEXARLACKLAND AFB$59,493.70499
BEXARLACKLAND AIR FORCE BASE$10.151
BEXARLEON SPRINGS$242.255
BEXARLEON VALLEY$90,682.331,418
BEXARLIVE OAK$664,851.9411,522
BEXARMACDONA$22,800.77617
BEXARMARTINEZ$5.001
BEXAROLMOS PARK$20,175.42283
BEXARRANDOLPH AFB$15,225.32421
BEXARRANDOLPH AIR FORCE BASE$121.423
BEXARSAN ANTONIO$190,711,186.202,201,680
BEXARSCHERTZ$1,722,656.4736,204
BEXARSELMA$272,192.205,648
BEXARSHAVANO PARK$286,460.991,906
BEXARSOMERSET$291,725.135,589
BEXARST. HEDWIG$195.859
BEXARSTONE OAK$11.212
BEXARTERRELL HILLS$14,189.02285
BEXARTIMBERWOOD PARK$0.201
BEXARVON ORMY$405,960.577,649
BEXARWINDCREST$439,001.332,951
TOTALS: $201,241,644.552,385,386

 

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