Unclaimed Property


Please note:

  • There is no charge for searching for unclaimed property or to file a claim through the official websites www.missingmoney.com or unclaimedproperty.alberta.ca (this website). You are encouraged to use one of these sites rather than doing an Internet search for“missing money”, as you may then arrive at a site that charges a service fee.

System downtime notice:

Notice: security update that may affect your ability to access the "search for lost property" and "submit property" functions of the Unclaimed Property website:

  • Effective November 5, 2016, Treasury Board and Finance (TBF) no longer allows Transport Layer Security (TLS) 1.0 or TLS 1.1 encryption protocol. We are doing this to protect the privacy of information passing between your web browser and our servers. If your web browser does not meet our security requirement, please upgrade your browser to a version that supports TLS 1.2 in order to continue to access TBF’s online services.


In June 2008, Alberta passed the Unclaimed Personal Property and Vested Property Act and Regulation.  Both came into force on September 1, 2008.

The legislation establishes a service to Albertans who have lost track of property as a result of business or personal circumstances.  A central registry administered by Alberta Treasury Board and Finance, Tax and Revenue Administration (TRA):

  • provides a searchable directory for unclaimed property,
  • facilitates the processing of claims to reunite owners with their property, and
  • establishes clear and centralized administration for the management of property that comes under the control of the Crown.

For additional general information about this program, see FAQs and Information Circular UP-1. You can use the left-side menu above for more information from the perspective of a claimant or a holder.  See the quick links below for more news and other highlighted topics.

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Unclaimed Property News

August 8, 2018
New Special Notice

April 28, 2017
Quick Guide for Unclaimed Property Holders

November 30, 2016
Unclaimed Property Overview Presentation

November 5, 2016
Unclaimed Property Upload File Format Requirements, and Holder Report XSD file updated

Please note: Effective November 5, 2016, changes to the File Format Requirements have been made. The Holder’s Contact Email Address field is now mandatory and the Amount Remitted and Date Remitted fields have been removed. See the links below for the updated documents.

  • Upload File Format Requirements (pdf) - This document provides the file format, field definitions and additional instructions for unclaimed property holders to create their own files for upload.
  • Holder Report XSD File (.xsd format) - This XSD (XML Schema Definition) file must be used by the holder to validate and test each XML file to ensure it conforms to TRA's business rules and formatting requirements prior to uploading and submitting the file.


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Page last updated:  August 30, 2018