Unclaimed Property

Please note:
There is no charge for searching for unclaimed property or to file a claim through the official
websites www.missingmoney.com or www.unclaimedproperty.alberta.ca (this website).
You are encouraged to use one of these sites rather than doing an Internet search for
“missing money”, as you may then arrive at a site that charges a service fee.

System downtime notice:

In June 2008, Alberta passed the Unclaimed Personal Property and Vested Property Act and Regulation.  Both came into force on September 1, 2008.

The legislation establishes a service to Albertans who have lost track of property as a result of business or personal circumstances.  A central registry administered by Alberta Treasury Board and Finance, Tax and Revenue Administration (TRA):

  • provides a searchable directory for unclaimed property,
  • facilitates the processing of claims to reunite owners with their property, and
  • establishes clear and centralized administration for the management of property that comes under the control of the Crown.

For additional general information about this program, see FAQs and Information Circular UP-1. You can use the left-side menu above for more information from the perspective of a claimant or a holder.  See the quick links below for more news and other highlighted topics.

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Unclaimed Property News

September 9, 2014
Unclaimed Property Overview Presentation

March 25, 2014
Unclaimed Property Upload File Format Requirements, and Holder Report XSD file updated

  • Upload File Format Requirements (pdf) - This document provides the file format, field definitions and additional instructions for unclaimed property holders to create their own files for upload.
  • Holder Report XSD File (.xsd format) - This XSD (XML Schema Definition) file must be used by the holder to validate and test each XML file to ensure it conforms to TRA's business rules and formatting requirements prior to uploading and submitting the file.

August 28, 2013               
Application of Act and Regulation to Securities and Safety Deposit Box Contents under review

TRA is currently reviewing the application of the Act and Regulation to securities and safety deposit box contents.  Due to this review, TRA will delay the Act and Regulation taking effect on these types of properties for a period of one year.  TRA will not require reporting for unclaimed securities and the contents of safety deposit boxes for the 2013 reporting year nor will we accept delivery of these items for the 2013 reporting year.  We expect to communicate the results of our review by the middle of 2014.

 For more information, see Special Notice Vol. 9, No. 1, Securities and Safety Deposit Box Contents.  

March 8, 2012
Unclaimed Property documents updated

 

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Page last updated:  March 25, 2014