Staff from New York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli’s office will attend community events this month to help residents search for lost and forgotten money, also known as unclaimed funds. DiNapoli oversees more than 40 million unclaimed funds accounts valued at $16 billion until the money can be returned to its rightful owners.

“I encourage everyone to come out and search for money that may be waiting for them,” DiNapoli said. “We return more than $1.5 million a day to residents across the state, but we want to do more. It’s your money, we want to give it back.”

The billions in unclaimed funds come from old bank accounts, utility deposits, uncashed checks, insurance claims, stocks and other sources that have been dormant for a number of years. Some accounts hold money that has been lost and forgotten since the 1940s.

Residents who cannot make it to the events can search for and claim their money by using the online claiming system or by calling 1-800-221-9311.

View a map of unclaimed funds owed to New Yorkers by county and region. Learn more about Unclaimed Funds.

Capital Region

Aug. 3

2pm – 7pm

Black Arts & Cultural Festival

Empire State Plaza
270 State Street

Albany County

Central NY

Aug. 21-31

10am – 10pm

The Great New York State Fair

581 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse


Finger Lakes Region


10am – 5pm

Park Avenue Summer Festival

Park Avenue
(near Alexander Street),

Monroe County

Hudson Valley Region

Aug. 20-25

10am – 10pm

Dutchess County Fair

6636 Route 9


Dutchess County

Aug. 28

10am – 2pm

Senior Carlucci’s Senior Fair

SUNY Rockland Fieldhouse, 145 College Road


Niagara Region

Aug. 7

12pm – 10pm

Aug. 8-18

10am – 10pm

Erie County Fair

5600 McKinley Parkway, Hamburg

Erie County

New York City

Aug. 3

11am – 3pm

SUNY College of Optometry

Health & Wellness Expo

33 West 42nd Street

New York County

Aug. 7

9am – 3pm

Councilman Perkins and Assemblyman Benjamin’s Veteran’s Resource Fair

163 West 125th Street

New York County

Aug. 12

9am – 5pm

Unclaimed Funds Event hosted by Carver Federal Savings Bank and Bedford Stuyvesant Restoration Plaza

Carver Bank
1392 Fulton Street

Kings County