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.
Bonds issued prior to 1981 may have been sold in “bearer” form, where the bond and coupons must be submitted to a bank for payment. Bearer bonds and coupons should be treated as cash and should never be sent directly to the Comptroller’s Office.
If your bonds matured or were called for redemption more than three years ago, 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
Questions About Bond Payments
Contact the relevant transfer and paying agent:
New York City General Obligation or Transitional Finance Authority Bonds
GO and TFA bonds and coupons may be presented in person:
Bank of New York Mellon
Corporate Trust Debt Fiscal Agencies Unit
240 Greenwich Street, Main Floor
New York, NY 10007
New York City Municipal Water Finance Authority Bonds