North Carolina General Assembly
NC General Statutes
Chapter 116B - Escheats and Abandoned Property.
The Statutes on the North Carolina General Assembly website reflect changes made in the
legislative session, through 7/30/2016.
§ 116B-1. Escheats to Escheat Fund.
§ 116B-2. Unclaimed real and personal property escheats to the Escheat Fund.
§ 116B-3. Unclaimed personalty on settlements of decedents' estates to the Escheat Fund.
§ 116B-4. Claim for escheated property.
§ 116B-5. Escheat Fund.
§ 116B-6. Administration of Escheat Fund; Escheat Account.
§ 116B-7. Distribution of fund.
§ 116B-8. Employment of persons with specialized skills or knowledge.
§ 116B-9. Reserved for future codification purposes.
§§ 116B-10 through 116B-26. Repealed by Session Laws 1999-460, s. 2, effective January 1, 2000.
Administration of Abandoned Property.
§ 116B-27: Recodified as § 116B-5 by Session Laws 1999-460, s. 3(b).
§§ 116B-28 through 116B-35. Repealed by Session Laws 1999-460, s. 3(a), effective January 1, 2000.
§ 116B-36: Recodified as § 116B-6 by Session Laws 1999-460, s. 3(b).
§ 116B-37: Recodified as § 116B-7 by Session Laws 1999-460, s. 3(b).
§§ 116B-38 through 116B-46. Repealed by Session Laws 1999-460, s. 3(a), effective January 1, 2000.
§ 116B-47: Recodified as § 116B-8 by Session Laws 1999-460, s. 3(b).
§§ 116B-48 through 116B-49. Repealed by Session Laws 1999-460, s. 3(a), effective January 1, 2000.
§ 116B-50. Reserved for future codification purposes.
North Carolina Unclaimed Property Act.
§ 116B-51. Short title.
§ 116B-52. Definitions.
§ 116B-53. Presumptions of abandonment.
§ 116B-54. Exclusion for forfeited reservation deposits, certain gift certificates or electronic gift cards, prepaid calling cards, certain manufactured home buyer deposits, certain credit balances, unclaimed lottery prizes, and certain merchandise credits.
§ 116B-54.1. Unclaimed United States savings bonds.
§ 116B-55. Contents of safe deposit box or other safekeeping depository.
§ 116B-56. Rules for taking custody.
§ 116B-57. Dormancy charge; other lawful charges.
§ 116B-58. Burden of proof as to property evidenced by record of check or draft.
§ 116B-59. Notice by holders to apparent owners.
§ 116B-60. Report of abandoned property; certification by holders with tax return.
§ 116B-61. Payment or delivery of abandoned property.
§ 116B-62. Preparation of list of owners by Treasurer.
§ 116B-63. Custody by State; recovery by holder; defense of holder.
§ 116B-64. Income or gain accruing after payment or delivery.
§ 116B-65. Public sale of abandoned property.
§ 116B-66. Claim of another state to recover property.
§ 116B-67. Claim for property paid or delivered to the Treasurer.
§ 116B-68. Action to establish claim.
§ 116B-69. Election to take payment or delivery.
§ 116B-70. Property of historical significance.
§ 116B-71. Periods of limitation.
§ 116B-72. Requests for reports and examination of records.
§ 116B-73. Retention of records.
§ 116B-74. Discretionary precompliance review.
§ 116B-75. Enforcement.
§ 116B-76. Interstate agreements and cooperation; joint and reciprocal actions with other states.
§ 116B-77. Interest and penalties; waiver.
§ 116B-78. Agreement to locate property.
§ 116B-79. Transitional provisions.
§ 116B-80. Rules.