University of Oregon

Lost and Found


UOPD no longer handles lost and found property. Please contact the Department of Parking and Transportation regarding lost items at 541-346-5444.

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.

Parking and Transportation has and maintains Lost and Found property. We store only property of value. To claim an item that you feel is your property, you will need to be able to prove ownership (documents or some type of proof). If that is not possible you will be required to describe the property, date/time it was lost, and location where the property was lost. You will need to come to Parking and Transportation to pick up the property.

By turning property into Parking and Transportation, you will lose all rights to claim the property at a later date and time.

Please bring a piece of photo identification or a valid Driver's License with you to the Department of Parking and Transportation. They are located at 1401 Walnut St. East of the U of O campus during the hours of 8:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M. Monday through Friday. Contact the front counter and someone will assist you.

Storage Policy: Property that is turned into Parking and Transportation that is of little or no value (Clothing, umbrella's, empty backpacks, etc…) will be turned over to the EMU Break. All other lost and found items that are of value will be processes and lodged in our Property Storage cage. We will hold property for a minimum of 30 days after which we properly dispose of the property. Bicycles will be held for a minimum of 90 days, after which they will be donated.

ID Policy: All University of Oregon IDs will be turned in to Photo ID at the EMU. All driver's license will be returned to the Motor Vehicles Dept. where the license came from. Passports and Social Security cards will also be returned to their respective agencies.

Athletic Events: The Department of Athletics turns over any property they find after an athletic event to Parking and Transportation. Parking and Transportation will process and lodge all property of value for 30 Days after which we will properly dispose of the property. To save time, please call Parking and Transportation at (541) 346-5444 if you have any questions regarding lost and found property at Parking and Transportation.