media outlets are reporting that Massachusetts residents have been notified that they are no longer able to reclaim their unclaimed state property by the Massachusetts State Police.
This includes property such as gas stations, hotels, schools, office buildings, and other property used as temporary lodging and living spaces.
As of Tuesday, February 7, 2018, the property is no longer listed as being on the National Register of Historic Places.
State Police and the US Department of Housing and Urban Development have been working together on the process, and they said in a statement, “The department will continue to work with the property owner, and we will continue our efforts to return the property to the public in a responsible manner.”
residents may submit their requests for reclaiming the property via the state’s online portal at: https://property.mass.gov/property.html.
It is not yet known whether the property will be returned to the state.
A spokesperson for the US State Department told The Boston Globe, “While we have been actively working with the state on this, we can’t confirm whether or not they have yet been able to complete the process.
We hope to have information as soon as possible, and hope to be able to share more as soon it becomes available.”
This is not the first time Massachusetts has been notified of property lost by the state government.
Earlier this year, the Massachusetts state legislature passed legislation to provide a compensation fund for property owners.
However, a bill passed in the state senate last week that would create this fund is being stalled in the House of Representatives.
The bill would have provided $200 million in funding to compensate property owners who lose property in the course of state government actions.