January 8, 2016
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Are You on the Big List?
Tens of thousands of Connecticut residents currently have unclaimed property in the possession of the state which they are eligible to claim at any time, free of charge. Norwalk and Darien residents can quickly check for their own unclaimed property at www.ctbiglist.com at no cost.
The money can include dormant balances in savings and checking accounts, uncashed checks, commissions or wages, and other financial assets that have been forgotten.
Property (as opposed to real estate) is considered unclaimed or abandoned if someone—other than the owner—holds the property and has not had any contact with the owner, usually for three years.
Connecticut law requires the holders of unclaimed property, such as banks, credit unions, insurance companies, utilities and businesses to report and remit those assets annually to the Office of the Treasurer, which safeguards the property until the rightful owner comes forward and claims it. The owners or heirs have a single source where they can locate unclaimed funds. There is no time limit for claiming unclaimed property, which remains forever available to the owners or their heirs.
Norwalk & Rowayton Christmas Tree Pick Up
For City of Norwalk residents that receive city garbage collection, Christmas trees will be collected Tuesday, January 19 through Friday, January 22.
Please have all trees curbside by 6:00 AM on the MONDAY of the collection week. Please, NO PLASTIC BAGS OR DECORATIONS.
The Yard Debris Site will be open for Christmas tree drop-off from Tuesday, January 19 through Saturday, January 23 (the Yard Waste Site will be closed Monday, January 18 for the MLK Holiday.)
For more information, please call Customer Service at 203-854-3200.
Rowayton residents (6th Taxing District) will have their trees picked up on Wednesdays in January until trees are removed.
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