According to a news release from the Texas State Comptroller's Office, Victoria County residents may have money waiting for them in the state’s Unclaimed Property database, and they’ll have an opportunity to search for it at an upcoming event hosted by the Texas Comptroller’s office and Victoria County Treasurer Sean Kennedy. Representatives from the Comptroller’s office will help people search for unclaimed property online, fill out claim forms and answer questions from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 14, in the Pattie Dodson Public Health Center at 2805 N. Navarro in Victoria. Unclaimed property includes forgotten utility deposits or other refunds, insurance proceeds, mineral interest or royalty payments, dormant bank accounts and abandoned safe deposit box contents. The Comptroller estimates that one in four Texans has money waiting to be claimed. “Texas has $4 billion in unclaimed property, and as Comptroller, one of my jobs is to get that money back in the hands of those who earned it,” said Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar. “I encourage Texans to search for their money online or contact my office to claim their rightful property.” The Comptroller’s office reports that Victoria County residents currently have more than $5.8 million waiting to be claimed.

In addition, attendees will be able to learn about and enroll in the state’s prepaid college tuition program, the Texas Tuition Promise Fund (TTPF). The TTPF enrollment period deadline is Feb. 28, 2015. The TTPF allows Texans to lock in the cost of undergraduate tuition and required fees at Texas public colleges and universities, protecting against future tuition inflation. A TTPF representative will be on hand to discuss the program and help interested attendees enroll.

To search for unclaimed property at any time, or to view helpful how-to videos on the process, visit the Comptroller’s unclaimed property website at ClaimItTexas.org. For phone assistance, please call 1-800-654-FIND (3463).

For additional information on the TTPF, visit TuitionPromise.org.