With regard to "Found Property," if the rightful owner cannot be found, pursuant to Florida State Statute 705.102, the citizen who found the item has the option to make a claim to the property.
If the citizen wishes to make a claim, the citizen will be instructed that within three business days they must:
1. Place the Department on notice by contacting the Department's Property and Evidence Unit.
2. Pay a $25 deposit to the Department's Central Records to cover the cost of transportation, storage and publication notice. Such deposit will be reimbursed to the citizen by the rightful owner if they reclaim the property.