Disposal of Abandoned Property

Policy number: 
12.002
Policy description: 

The University police department may dispose of abandoned and unclaimed personal property that comes into its possession in the course of performing official duties. This property includes, but is not limited to, currency, abandoned motor vehicles, bicycles, books, clothing, and electronic devices. Property held as evidence will be presumed abandoned after it is no longer valuable as evidence and is not claimed by its rightful owner.

See full policy (PDF): 
PDF icon Disposal of Abandoned Property
Policy owner: Senior VP for Finance and Administration
Policy contact: 
Ed Reynolds
Chief of Police
Police, Parking & Transportation/Chief of Police
Applies to: 
Faculty, Staff, Students, All University
Date Issued: 
Friday, August 26, 1988

Last updated: 

Date: 
01/18/2018
Action: 
Revision
Comments: 
Added provision for a person who finds abandoned property to make a claim for the property.
Date: 
05/01/2013
Action: 
Review without revision
Date: 
05/01/2011
Action: 
Format Only
Date: 
07/01/2003
Action: 
Revision
Date: 
08/01/1999
Action: 
Revision
Date: 
08/01/1998
Action: 
Revision
Date: 
08/01/1994
Action: 
Revision