Lost/stolen property

Date published: 07 March 2018 16:10

What if I find...?

South Yorkshire Police operates a principle of not accepting or retaining any items of found property unless there is a legal or operational requirement to do so, for example we accept:

Items you believe may be linked to a crime that could be used as evidence
Firearms /weapons/ ammunition
Non UK passports
Drugs
Pornography
Mobile phones / electronic devices which may hold personal data
Items where the owner is identifiable


There is a requirement that finders of found property take reasonable steps to trace the owner of the property. If an item was lost or found in public premises or private property (such as in a shop or a restaurant, school or university) or on public transport then you should contact the relevant company in order to register the loss or hand in the property.

What if I lose..?

An ID card or Passport?

In the case of a lost British Passport, the loss must be reported to the Passport Office.

In the case of lost foreign passports or ID documents, reports of loss must be made in person at a Police enquiry desk. Find your nearest Enquiry desk here.

My Driving license?

If you lose your driving license, you need to report this to the DVLA.

My Bank Card?

Lost bank cards need to be reported to your bank.

My Mobile phone?

If you lose your mobile phone, you need to contact your service provider.

What if something has been stolen?

If you want to report stolen property, you can find out how to contact us here.