turn in lost property Unfortunately this specification of service has not yet been completely translated.

Lost and found items turned in will be held for six months.

Lost property is:

  • Things that have an:owner:in and have been lost.
  • Stolen things that have been lost or thrown away by the person who stole them.

Lost property does not include:

  • deposited,
  • borrowed or
  • disposed of things.

Animals belonging to a person must also be turned in. The responsible office is the animal shelter on Hemm Street.

No lost and found animals are:

  • Wild animals and
  • abandoned animals.

The handling of lost property is regulated by the lost property law. Information on the legal background can be found in the German Civil Code (BGB) in paragraphs 965 to 984. The enforcement of private lost property law is not the responsibility of the Public Order Office.

  • §§ 965 - 984 Bürgerliches Gesetzbuch (BGB)
  • Kostenverordnung für die Innere Verwaltung (InKostV)

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