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For Immediate Release

Media Contact:
Tom Darrough
Boone County Treasurer
Phone: (573) 489-0143

Boone County Treasurer Tom Darrough announces 2020 unclaimed property returns hit record $40,473.81

December 30, 2020 – Boone County Treasurer Tom Darrough announced that unclaimed property returns from his office hit a record $40,473.81 during 2020. In the past five years, the Treasurer’s Office has been able to return $103,182.16. Individuals received $67,713.15 from 409 unclaimed records; businesses have received $31,446.83 from 147 unclaimed records; and other government entities have received $4,022.18 from 29 unclaimed records.

 “My staff and I have a passion to return to citizens and businesses money that is rightfully theirs. It is better for you to claim your money before it goes to the state because we can trace the origin of the check. Once a check is outstanding for 180 days, it goes into our unclaimed fees where it is held for three years. After that, by state statute it must be turned over to the State Treasurer’s Unclaimed Property. Presently we hold $108,196.23 worth of unclaimed property in 2480 accounts,” said Treasurer Darrough.

Unclaimed property includes checks issued by Boone County that remain uncashed. Examples include election worker checks, jury checks, restitution checks, Sheriff and Circuit Clerk checks, or any checks written to citizens or vendors for services. Boone County’s Unclaimed Property Database is updated in real time as checks are continuously being entered.

Citizens may search and file claims 24 hours a day, seven days a week at Anyone with questions may call (573) 886-4365 or email


The Government of Boone County, Missouri employs over 500 people and serves more than 162,642 citizens across 691 square miles by administering and enforcing state and local laws, collecting taxes, assessing property, maintaining roads, conducting elections, recording public documents, and much more.