Unclaimed Property - Main Topics

Unclaimed Property, also commonly referred to as Abandoned Property, is defined as tangible or intangible property held by an organization that has not had contact with the rightful owner for a specific period of time.  The contents of an abandoned safety deposit box are an example of tangible unclaimed property.  Intangible unclaimed property represents monies due to an owner, typically in the form of cash or securities.  Please note that the Columbia University Unclaimed Property Office holds and reports only intangible property and does not hold any securities.


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