Lost or Found Property
Lost or found property should be reported to police before contacting the Property Branch, because a police report is required in order to claim any recovered property.
Found property is held for 90 days by the Property Unit while the police attempt to locate and notify owners.
After the 90-day period has lapsed and no owner has been found, the property will be lawfully disposed of in accordance with the Police Services Act.
Some found property may be claimed by finders, when the owner cannot be identified. However certain types of property are NOT RETURNABLE, including, but not restricted to, the following: prohibited weapons and drugs, items of identification, BICYCLES, motor vehicles, explosive substances, and other articles which pose a health hazard. Owners have three months to collect their possessions after receiving notification from the investigating officer. Finders may make claim between the third and fourth month following the finding. After four months, your claim shall be forfeited.
If you are interested in claiming property eligible for return, you may contact Belleville Police Services? Property Unit at (613) 966-0882 extension 2131, Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. (with the exception of statutory holidays) or by attending our office with proper photo identification. Please have your occurrence number available when making an inquiry.