Get a list of your US Savings Bonds
Tuesday, September 21st, 2004
Categorized as: Lost or stolen US Savings Bonds
How do I get a complete list of savings bonds that have been issued to my Social Security Number?
This can be done, but it requires a signed letter from you. The Treasury wants to make sure that it's not giving this information away to someone who shouldn't have it.
Interestingly, if you apply for Social Security benefits that require you have no assets, the Social Security Administration has no trouble getting a list of your Savings Bonds from the Treasury, because the Treasury deems that the SSA is entitled to the information.
What you need to do is send a signed letter requesting the information. At a minimum you need to include your name, your address now, your Social Security Number, and the approximate issue date of the bonds.
However, the Treasury's ability to search improves if you can also include bond serial numbers (even the numbers from bonds you're not looking for can help), the names of co-owners or beneficiaries, the series and denomination, your address at time of issue.
If the bond was a gift to you include the giver's name, address at the time of issue, and, of particular importance, the giver's Social Security Number.
You will receive a list of your bond holdings, including series, issue date, face value, and serial number. The list won't include any bonds that have been redeemed, however.
If you're curious about whether a bond whose serial number you have has been redeemed, ask and they will tell you.
Send your letter to the Treasury at this address: