Related University Policies and Guidelines


LOST AND FOUND PROCEDURE

The University processes all unclaimed, lost, and/or abandoned property found on the University of Houston-Victoria campus through the Security Office which is located in Suite 107 of the Business Services Department in the University West building. Lost and Found provides for the care, restitution, sale and destruction of unclaimed, lost and/or abandoned personal property. Property is inventoried and the goal of Lost and Found is to ensure all items are returned to their rightful owner in a timely and efficient manner.

Any unclaimed, lost, and/or abandoned personal property related to criminal matters or property seized in reference to criminal matters will be disposed of according to law.

Lost and Found maintains personal property as per the following retention schedule:

 

Value  

Retention Period  

Under $300 

1 month                    

$300 or above

Minimum 3 months

Cash

3 months

 

 

 

 

 

 

Property valued at $300 or above is routinely sold at auction after the retention timeframe has passed. If no bid is made, the property is disposed of as deemed appropriate by Lost and Found. Property valued at less than $300 is routinely disposed of after the retention timeframe has passed as deemed appropriate by Lost and Found. Disposition methods include, but are not limited to, transfer to campus department, donate to not-for-profit organization, auction/sale and destruction.

Unclaimed cash may be returned to the finder after the expiration of the three month period, unless the property has been found by a University employee in the course of his/her employment.

To Turn in or Report Missing Property

Turn in all unclaimed, lost, and/or abandoned personal property found on the university campus through the Security Office –

Campus Security Office
University West Building
Suite 107

To report unclaimed, lost, and/or abandoned personal property, call the Security Office at (361) 570-4830. Office hours are 7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Monday – Friday.

In coordination with the Lost and Found, campus departments and individuals may drop off items at the Lost and Found office. Campus departments and individuals may also contact the Lost and Found office for pick-up items for storage in the Lost and Found office.

To Claim Property

To claim property, contact Lost and Found in the Security Office in the University West building, Suite 107. To ensure property is returned to the rightful owner, Lost and Found requires the claimant to provide a valid picture identification and to sign-off on the property release log.