Department of Revenue sets online auction for unclaimed property

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MADISON — After working to match unclaimed property with its rightful owner, the Wisconsin Department of Revenue has scheduled an unclaimed property online auction.

According to a release from the DOR, the department tries to match unclaimed property with its owner through tax record matching and newspaper advertisements, but if the content of safety deposit boxes have not been claimed, state law requires the DOR to sell the unclaimed property at public auction within three years.

The online auction will take place from May 24th through June 7th.

CLICK HERE to access the website where the auction will take place. You’ll want to search for auction #16286.

Items that will be available include jewelry, coins, stamp collections and other miscellaneous items.

You can view auction items in person at Wisconsin Surplus, at 202 West Front Street in Mount Horeb, WI, Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

CLICK HERE to learn more about unclaimed property in Wisconsin.