Once an item is turned into Lost and Found, the item will be recorded into our database with the date it was turned in, and held for duration of 4 months.
All items unclaimed after 4 months will be placed in the Lost & Found Auction held each Fall Semester.
California Legislation Civic Code - CIV Division 3. Obligations - Part 4. Obligations
Arising From Particular Transactions - Title 6. Service - Chapter 4. Lost and Unclaimed
Property - Article 1. Lost Money and Goods - 2080.6 (a) Any public agency may elect
to be governed by the provisions of this article with respect to disposition of personal
property found or saved on property subject to its jurisdiction, or may adopt reasonable
regulations for the care, restitution, sale or destruction of unclaimed property in
its possession. Any public agency adopting such regulations shall provide therein
(1) that such unclaimed property shall be held by such agency for a period of at least three months, (2) that thereafter such property will be sold at public auction to the highest bidder, and (3) that notice of such sale shall be given by the chief administrative officer
of such agency at least five days before the time fixed therefor by publication once
in a newspaper of general circulation published in the county in which such property
was found. Any property remaining unsold after being offered at such public auction
may be destroyed or otherwise disposed of by the public agency.