Unclaimed Funds are funds held by the Treasurer’s Office for an owner who is entitled to the money, but who has failed to claim ownership of it. Unclaimed funds may arise out of a variety of circumstances. The most frequent circumstance stems from the delivery of a payment which was not possible because of incorrect or incomplete address information for the recipient. The Treasurer’s office takes on the duty of finding the rightful owners of these unclaimed funds, as provided by Wisconsin Statute 59.66.
Link to: Notice of Unclaimed Funds
If you are the owner of unclaimed funds currently in the possession of the Fond du Lac County Treasurer, you must submit a notarized Affidavit of Ownership and Indemnity Agreement swearing to the ownership of the unclaimed funds. Instructions for completing the affidavit: Fill in the Check Number as stated in the published notification, as well as your name, address and phone number.
The Affidavit of Ownership and Indemnity Agreement must be signed by the claimant/owner of the funds and notarized by a notary public. The notary public must witness the signing of the affidavit. Notary Publics are available at most banks. Fond du Lac County also has staff who would be happy to assist you.
The notarized form must be delivered or mailed to:
Fond du Lac County Treasurer
160 South Macy Street
PO Box 1515
Fond du lac, WI 54936-1515
A copy of the claimant’s driver’s license or other picture I.D. must be included for identification. If you are claiming funds on behalf of a business, a copy of your business card must be included.
Checks will be issued within 30 days after receipt of the affidavit and identification. Checks will be made payable to the same person or entity the original check was payable to and mailed to the address provided on the Affidavit of Ownership and Indemnity Agreement.