Bonds sold since 1981 have been in registered form and “book entry only” so that payments of principal and interest are credited to the accounts of bondholders at their bank or brokerage firm. Earlier bonds may have been sold in “bearer” form where the bond and coupons must be submitted to a bank for payment. If you are an investor in New York City GO, TFA or NYW bonds and you have any questions about the bond payments, please contact our transfer and paying agent, Bank of New York Mellon. Bearer bonds and coupons should be treated as cash and should never be sent directly to the Comptroller’s Office.
The Bank of New York Mellon customer service number is (800) 254-2826.
Bonds and coupons may be presented at the following address:
Bank of New York Mellon
Corporate Trust Debt Fiscal Agencies Unit
101 Barclay Street, Main Floor
New York, NY 10286
If your bonds matured or were called for redemption more than three years ago, please contact the New York State Comptroller’s Office of Unclaimed Funds.
New York State Comptroller
Office of Unclaimed Funds
110 State Street
Albany, New York 12236-0001