NH Law About... Abandoned Property

Introduction to... Abandoned Property

Updated March 10, 2017. 

This research guide discusses abandoned or unclaimed "intangible" property such as savings accounts, uncashed checks, and gift certificates.

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New Hampshire. State Treasury. Unclaimed Property

Link verified on: March 10, 2017

Unclaimed assets include, but are not limited to: savings or checking accounts, uncashed checks, payroll and wages, matured certificates of deposit, stocks, bonds or mutual funds, travelers' checks or money orders, gift certificates, insurance company demutualization proceeds and death benefits from life insurance policies.   GO>

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RSA 284:21-q. Horse and Dog Racing. Lottery. Unclaimed Prize Money.   GO>

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RSA 284:31. Horse and Dog Racing. Unclaimed Ticket Money  GO>

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RSA 287-F:11. Tri-State Lotto Compact. Unclaimed Prize Money  GO>

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RSA 301-A:28-a. Consumers' Cooperative Associations. Abandonment of Interest  GO>

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RSA 358-A:2, XIII. Regulation of Business Practices for Consumer Protection. Acts Unlawful. [Expired Gift Certificates]  GO>

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RSA 471-C. Custody and Escheat of Unclaimed and Abandoned Property  GO>

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RSA 543. The Relief of Depositaries  GO>

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RSA 561:10. Descent, Distribution, and Advancements. Unclaimed Share  GO>

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Find it in a Library ... New Hampshire Revised Statutes Annotated

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Find the New Hampshire statutes in print at libraries throughout the state.   GO>

Learn About New Hampshire Statutes: New Hampshire statutes are the laws of the State of New Hampshire as enacted by the New Hampshire General Court. GO>


Tre 300. Treasury. Abandoned Property Rules  GO>

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National Association of Unclaimed Property Administrators (NAUPA)

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NAUPA's website includes a free multi-state search engine or search state-by-state on individual unclaimed property programs by clicking the appropriate jurisdiction on the map or drop box below. You should search in every state where you have lived.   GO>

New Hampshire Law Library

Link verified on: September 22, 2017

The state's only public law library. Call, email, or visit, we'll be happy to help.   GO>

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