Lost property: If you have lost property within the city limits of Astoria, you may call 503-325-4411, the non-emergency police number, to report the loss of your property. A log entry will be made and a description of the lost property will be entered in the record. It is very helpful in the recovery of your property if you have retained a record of the serial number of the product. The Astoria Police send a monthly Hot Sheet of stolen and lost property to businesses that deal in second hand goods and your lost property is included.
If you have lost property and think we may have your property, call (503) 298-2549 during business hours to describe your property in as much detail as possible.
Found Property: People frequently turn in property to the police department that they have found. If the owner does not claim the property within 90 days of being turned in, the department will send the property to GovDeals.com for auction, with the proceeds being deposited in the City general fund.
If the value of the property is over $250 and you want to keep it, Oregon law 98.005 requires that you give notice to the County Clerk within 10 days of the finding and advertise your finding in a local newspaper once a week for two weeks within 20 days. If no one claims the property within three months, you may keep it.