Welcome to the Maryland State Treasurer’s Office citizen portal. This portal was created for citizens to conduct business with the Maryland State Treasurer’s Office through one, centralized channel. Please select from the following options to search for checks in the unpresented and undeliverable funds, file a notice of claim for damages covered by the Maryland Tort Claims Act, for information regarding general obligation bonds, or for other general inquiries as listed below.
Unpresented & Undeliverable Check Search
As outlined in Section 7-229 and Section 7-230 of the State Finance and Procurement Article, Annotated Code of Maryland, the State Treasurer is responsible for maintaining a separate fund for checks issued by State agencies that have never been presented for payment by the payees or have been returned to the State as undeliverable. These funds are referred to as the Unpresented (UP) and Undeliverable (UD) Check Funds. We have created a searchable database for citizens and companies to easily search for checks that may be held in these funds.
**Note: These checks are not subject to Title 17 of the Commercial Law Article and are not considered abandoned property. As such these checks do not revert to the State’s Unclaimed Property Fund. To search for Unclaimed Property, please refer to the Comptroller’s website at Marylandtaxes.gov.
File a Claim Against the State
Parties who wish to submit a claim against the State must comply with the provisions of State Government Article, §§ 12-106 and 12-107, and must submit a claim in writing to the State Treasurer’s Office within one year of the occurrence. The Notice of Claim form may be used to facilitate this process.
For questions related to claim submissions, please call the Insurance Division at 410-260-7684.
The Insurance Division of the State Treasurer’s Office investigates claims against the State. After an investigation into your claim is completed, you will be notified of whether your claim has been approved for payment or denied. A claim is denied when the State of Maryland determines that it is not legally responsible. If your claim is denied, or six months has passed since the filing of your claim and there has been no response, you may pursue other legal remedies.
If you are contacting the Maryland State Treasurer’s Office to report a road hazard incident such as a pothole or road debris, please be aware that the State of Maryland is not strictly liable for vehicle damage caused by roadway defects. The Insurance Division will conduct an investigation to determine a number of factors including, but not limited to: if the incident occurred on a State-owned and maintained roadway; whether the State Highway Administration had prior actual or constructive notice of the roadway defect; and whether the State Highway Administration had sufficient opportunity after notice to make necessary repairs, before your incident occurred.
If it is determined that the area was under construction, you may be referred to the contractor who is responsible for the construction project.
We recommend reporting any road hazard matter to the Maryland State Highway Administration (SHA) on their website www.roads.maryland.gov. This will help in mitigating additional incidents.