New Jersey Unclaimed Property and Funds

Do You Have Free Money Waiting For You?

New Jersey may be holding free money for you. It sounds too good to be true, but it's not. Read below to find out if you have free money waiting for you.

What Is Unclaimed Property in New Jersey?

Unclaimed Property is money owed to people and companies that gets turned over to New Jersey when companies can't find people to pay it back. For example, if you move and you don't tell your utility company your new address, they don't know where to send your refund check. In this case they would turn the money over to New Jersey as Unclaimed Property. New Jersey would then hold it until you come and claim it. Some states take the money after a certain number of years, while some hold unclaimed funds indefinitely.

Here's the important thing - you could have free money waiting for you!

How Much Unclaimed Property Is New Jersey Holding?

Total Unclaimed Funds

Five Billion Dollars

New Jerskey 1015 News, May 2021

State Population


according to the 2020 census

Average Claim Size

$2,980 to $5,960

per claim, if 1 in 5 to 1 in 10 residents have unclaimed assets

According to this May 2021 New Jerskey 1015 News article, the State of New Jersey is holding over Five Billion Dollars in unclaimed funds.

Over Eight Million people live in New Jersey, so that means New Jersey is holding over $596 per resident! Not every resident has unclaimed funds, so that means the average claim is much higher. Usually 1 in 5 to 1 in 10 people have unclaimed assets waiting for them, which would make New Jersey's average claim between $2,980 and $5,960.

What Are Some Common Examples of Unclaimed Property?

Some common examples of unclaimed propert include:.

  • Checking or savings accounts
  • Stocks
  • Uncashed dividends or payroll checks
  • Refunds
  • Utility security deposits
  • Contents of safe deposit boxes
  • Customer overpayments

Many times people forget they have accounts open with companies, or move companies that owe them money can't find their new address. For example, electric companies, natural gas companies, phone companies, and others often owe people money when they move, but can't find the person's new address to send them a check. After a certain time period the company must turn that money over the the state, and the state holds it until the owner comes to claim it. Approximately 1 out of every 10 people in the US have unclaimed money waiting for them, they just have to claim it.

How Many People Per City in New Jersey Have Unclaimed Funds?

See the table below for how many people and businesses in cities in New Jersey have free money waiting for them. Currently we have records for money held in New York, but we'll add more states soon. Click on the city name to see detailed information about unclaimed property in that city.

City Number of People With Unclaimed Money
Jersey City 3,579
Newark 1,439
Hoboken 807
Fort Lee 517
Union City 506
West New York 456
Teaneck 456
Edison 453
North Bergen 409
Hackensack 383
Elizabeth 373
Bayonne 360
Paterson 359
Princeton 358
Montclair 350
Englewood 338
Clifton 301
Lakewood 279
West Orange 274
East Orange 269

How Do I Claim New Jersey Unclaimed Property?

You can search for and and claim unclaimed assets on the New Jersey's official webste.

Back to State List Check for Unclaimed Funds

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