Office of the State Treasurer

​​​​​​​​​​​​The Office of the State Treasurer was created by our state's first Constitution. As a constitutional officer, the State Treasurer oversees investments on the Board of Commissioners of Public Lands, promotes the state's unclaimed property program to return money to citizens, and advocates for fiscal responsibility. ​​

Unclaimed Property

The Office of the State Treasurer is responsible for helping to promote the unclaimed property program in Wisconsin. When Buisnesses are unable to return property to the rightful owner, the property gets turned over to the state, and the state holds those assests in trust until the assests can be returned to the rightful owner. 

The state is currently holding over $600 million in property. You may have unclaimed property and not even know it. You can search and claim your property all on one site, by visiting DOR Unclaimed Property (

School Trust Funds

Investing in public schools and local communities is a core duty of the State Treasurer’s office, and T​reasurer Leiber has worked​ diligently to ensure effective management of public funds. Through the Treasurer’s role on the Board of Commissioners of Public Lands, he oversees its $1.4 billion in state​​​​ trust funds. The Treasurer’s priorities include: 

  • Investing wisely to provide record-breaking distributions for the Common School Fund that provides funding for our public schools focused on supporting libraries and technology. 
  • Supporting municipalities and school districts by financing critical projects that include roads and bridges to housing. To learn more about the State Trust Fund Loan Program, click here, and to see a map of investments across the state, click here​.

Fiscal Responsibilty

Wisconsin taxpayers have the right to know that their tax dollars are being spent responsibly. The Office of the State Treasurer continues to advocate for fiscal responsibility.

  • The State Treasurer works to promote fiscal responsibilty. The State Treasurer is working with our legislature to find ways to save money and cut down on any unneeded spending. 

I am proud to serve as your State Treasurer. I'm commited to making sure that the programs that I help manage get the greatest returns so that everyone in Wisconsin benefits from our public investments. If there is any way I can help or answer any questions you may have, feel free to reach out.

Thank you,

State Treasurer John Leiber