Oklahoma Escheat & Unclaimed Property Laws

This page addresses key areas of interest regarding Oklahoma unclaimed property and escheatment laws and regulations.

Key Oklahoma Unclaimed Property Reporting Deadlines

The deadline for annual reporting and remittance in Oklahoma is October 31 for all holders except life insurance companies, who must report by April 30. Early reporting is permitted with prior written approval from the administrator.

All holders have an obligation to report abandoned or unclaimed property to the state in order to maintain compliance with Oklahoma’s unclaimed property laws and regulations. Holders reporting to Oklahoma are required to submit their reports electronically for reports that contain 15 or more properties. Written reports may be submitted for reports containing fewer than 15 properties.

Oklahoma Due Diligence Requirements

Oklahoma requires holders to send due diligence notifications for any property with a value of $50 or more, except for royalties and dividends and any other property representing one of a recurring number of payments, in which case due diligence is required, regardless of value. Due diligence letters must be sent each reporting cycle to the apparent owner of the property at the last known address no less than 120 days prior to filing an annual report.

This notice should inform the owner that the holder is in possession of unclaimed property that will be turned over to the state unless the owner claims it from the holder before the report is filed.

Oklahoma Dormancy Periods

Dormancy periods in Oklahoma vary by property type. Accounts are considered dormant if the owner of a property has not indicated any interest in the property or if no contact has been made for the allotted dormancy period for that property. Dormancy periods in Oklahoma for common property types include:

  • Wages/Payroll, Salary – One year
  • Unredeemed Gift Certificates – Five years
  • Money Orders (Non-Bank) – Seven years

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Key Resources​​

Oklahoma State Treasurer - Unclaimed Property Division
9520 N. May Ave. Lower Level | Oklahoma City, OK 73120-4895
Email: holderinfo@treasurer.ok.gov
Phone: 405.521.4275
Fax: 405.522.6777 or 405.522.0130