New York Abandoned Property Law
Comptroller to Maintain Public Record
The state comptroller shall maintain a public record of all names and last known addresses of the person or persons appearing to be entitled to abandoned property, heretofore paid to the state or hereafter paid or delivered to the state comptroller pursuant to this chapter. In addition, the state comptroller shall maintain a searchable database on the state comptroller’s website in such form and manner as the state comptroller deems reasonable and appropriate, subject to the requirements set forth in section fourteen hundred two of this article. The state comptroller shall place a disclaimer prominently on his or her website advising that this searchable database does not contain complete information with respect to abandoned property paid to the state or paid or delivered to the state comptroller, and provide contact information prominently on the website to enable interested parties to inquire whether they appear on an abandoned property listing. Other identifying information set forth in any report or record made or delivered to the state comptroller shall be retained by him but shall be considered confidential and may be disclosed only in the discretion of the state comptroller. The state comptroller shall not reveal the amount of any abandoned property, except to a person who has presented satisfactory proof of an interest in or title to such property.