Found Property Guidelines

Any person may turn in unclaimed, lost, or abandoned property to the UCI Police Department at any time of day. After business hours, please use the phone in the 'After Hours' lobby to speak with a police officer who will respond to retrieve the property.


  • Bags, backpacks, purses, wallets 
  • Bicycles
  • Cards – Bank card, gift cards, other non-identification cards
  • Cell phones
  • Computer equipment and accessories
  • Currency
  • Electronic devices valued above $300
  • Forms of Identification
  • Jewelry
  • Keys
  • Sunglasses and prescription eyewear
  • USB flash drives
  • Other miscellaneous valuables such as skateboards, tools, etc.


Items we don't accept due to volume, sanitation, safety, or biohazard reasons:

  • Any type of clothing, including coats, jackets, hats, uniforms, and shoes, regardless of value
  • Textbooks, books
  • Water bottles
  • Non-scientific calculators
  • Notebooks, binders, folders, papers
  • Any type of bedding, including pillows, sheets, comforters
  • Any type of room décor, including pictures, lamps, furniture
  • Perishable items/food/food containers
  • Flammable items (lighters, vape pens, etc.)
  • Loose charging cables
  • Personal grooming items (combs, brushes, bows, ribbons, scrunchies, etc.)
  • Umbrellas
  • Any items containing liquids or gel-like substances or items which could leak or melt
  • Any items which present a sanitation risk (soiled)
  • Any broken items
  • Medications
  • Syringes
  • Pepper spray or other similar substances
  • Any items which are sharp and could be hazardous to staff
  • Paperwork (i.e. homework) which does not appear to be an official document
  • Hazardous waste
  • Other miscellaneous items valued under $300