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Unclaimed Intestate Estate Funds
The Capital Markets Administration division of the Department of Finance and Treasury Board manages the Unclaimed Intestate Estate Funds – where individuals die and the heirs are missing and cannot be located.  These unclaimed estates are converted to cash by the Public Trustee’s Office.

Unclaimed Intestate Estate Funds are transferred to the Minister of Finance and Treasury Board who holds them in trust until they are authorized by Governor in Council or ordered by the courts to release them to rightful heirs or for a legislated time limit of 40 years, whichever is lesser. At the end of 40 years, any unclaimed funds can be transferred to General Revenues.

How do I find Unclaimed Intestate Estate Funds?Search the Unclaimed Intestate Estate Funds database.


Unclaimed Intestate Estates

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Nova Scotia Department of Finance
Capital Markets Administration
Attention: Unclaimed Intestate Estates
P.O. Box 187, Halifax NS
B3J 2N3

Tel: 902-424-5554