University of Oregon

Lost and Found

Starting Sept. 1, 2017, UO Police will receive, hold, and distribute found property, from water bottles to laptop computers and nearly everything else. Essentially all found property regardless of value will go to UOPD, except perishable or hazardous items.

Found property from around the UO will be sent to UOPD each Tuesday for logging and storage. Owners can then check with UOPD and retrieve found property from the police station, at 2141 E. 15th Ave. (the northeast corner of 15th Avenue and Walnut Street across from Fairmount Park) weekdays between 8 a.m.-4 p.m. (excluding holidays).

Owners will be required to show identification, and provide some proof of ownership (which can include a detailed description) before claiming an item. UOPD staff will contact owners of property that has visible contact information.

Email lost and found inquiries to The lost and found phone number (a voice mailbox) is 541-346-3232.

Notice of requirements for Finders of Property ORS 98.005: Rights and Duties of finder of money or goods

If any person finds money or goods valued at $100 or more, and if the owner of the money or goods is unknown, such person, within 10 days after the date of the finding, shall give notice of the finding in writing to the county clerk of the county in which the money or goods was found. Within 20 days after the date of the finding, the finder of the money or goods shall cause to be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the county a notice of the finding once each week for two consecutive weeks. Each such notice shall state the general description of the money or goods found, the name and address of the finder and final date before which such goods may be claimed.

If no person appears and establishes ownership of the money or goods prior to the expiration of three months after the date of notice to the county clerk under subsection (1) of this section, the finder shall be the owner of the money or goods.