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Dormant Accounts

Under Georgia law, dormant funds are remitted to the State of Georgia Department of Revenue. Demand deposit accounts are deemed to be dormant after 12 months and time and savings accounts are deemed to be dormant after a period of five years without activity. The permitted service charges / fees and practices regarding dormant accounts held in state banks and credit unions are addressed in Rules 80-1-8 and 80-2-3-.06 of the Department of Banking and Finance. 

The Georgia Department of Revenue enforces the Disposition of Unclaimed Properties Act (Article 5 of Chapter 12 of Title 44 of Georgia law). Under this Act, when a bank or company holds property belonging to someone else, but has lost contact with that person for a certain period of time, the bank or company must send the property to the state. The state serves as custodian to the property and makes several attempts to reunite the owners with their property. 


For additional questions, please contact the Georgia Department of Revenue at:

Telephone Number:  (404) 968-0490
Fax:   (404)968-0772

Telephone Hours:  Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. (excluding state holidays)

Mailing Address:  
Georgia Department of Revenue
Unclaimed Property Program
4245 International Parkway , Suite A
Hapeville, Georgia 30354

Email: ucpmail@dor.ga.gov


If you are looking for 'lost money' or 'unclaimed funds' and don't know what happened to the bank or where it was headquartered, you will need to check the bank's history by searching for the bank name in the FDIC's BankFind.

Use FDIC BankFind to get information about your bank’s history. If a bank merged with government assistance, you can find information about filing a claim at FDIC's Unclaimed Funds.

If the bank did not merge with government assistance, then you'll probably be dealing with a dormant account, and you can find more information about unclaimed funds at the National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators (NAUPA).