Lynn Fitch

Mississippi State Treasurer Lynn Fitch is shown as the keynote speaker at a DeSoto County Economic Development Council's quarterly luncheon in 2016. Staff from her office plans to visit Hernando to aid residents who may have unclaimed property claims due them.  

Area individuals who just might be in for an early Christmas present by learning if they are on the State Treasurer's unclaimed property list have a golden opportunity.

On Thursday, Dec. 13, staff from State Treasurer Lynn Fitch’s office will be available in Senatobia and Hernando to help area residents search the state’s unclaimed property list and file claims for their funds.

“Since I took office as Treasurer in January 2012, my office has distributed over $91 million in unclaimed property,” said Fitch. “This represents more than 57 percent of all the funds distributed through the State unclaimed property program since it began in 1982.

'We have been so successful thanks to partnerships with local and state elected leaders and I appreciate the Supervisors of both DeSoto and Tate Counties inviting us to join them in helping local businesses and residents claim their money. It’s a great economic stimulus program and can make a real impact in people’s lives.”

Unclaimed property specialists from the Treasurer’s office will be available on Thursday, Dec. 13 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Tate County Courthouse, 201 South Ward Street, Senatobia, and Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018

5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the DeSoto County Administration Building, 365 Losher Street in Hernando.

“The Tate County Board of Supervisors is so happy to be able to work together to serve the people of Northwest Mississippi,” said Cole Massie. “The Tate County Board of Supervisors realizes that during the holiday season, money is often flowing out of your wallet faster than it comes in, and we wanted to give people the opportunity to put a little money back into their accounts.”

“The DeSoto County Board of Supervisors worked with Treasurer Fitch on a similar event in Hernando in February,” said DeSoto County Administrator Vanessa Lynchard. “As a result, Treasurer Fitch distributed over $88,500 to DeSoto County citizens. The DeSoto County Board of Supervisors is excited for what could come from this new opportunity for local residents.”

Local residents can attend either event. Staff will be available to help people search the State’s unclaimed property list, ask questions about the claims process, and retrieve paperwork necessary for filing a claim. Claims processing typically takes 6-8 weeks to complete.

The full State unclaimed property list is always available for search at www.TreasurerLynnFitch.com. In addition, Treasurer Fitch and the Supervisors have made the list available at the following other locations:

• On the DeSoto County website, www.desotocountyms.gov;

• In the office of the Tate County Chancery Clerk at the Tate County Courthouse, 201 South Ward Street;

• In the DeSoto County Administration Building, 365 Losher Street, in the Board of Supervisors office (Suite 300) and at the reception desk in the first floor lobby; and at the DeSoto and Tate County libraries.

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