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Unclaimed Property

With some restrictions, finders are permitted to claim property if it is unclaimed by an owner after 30 days. If a correct address was provided when turning the property in, you will receive a letter advising of claim procedures and expiry dates. You may, if you have not heard anything, contact this office at (780) 421-2158 to inquire about return.

The following describes return restrictions and includes, but is not limited to, the following:

(a) Firearms/ammunition/fireworks (including air rifles/ammo) of any kind are not returned to finders.

(b) Anything which would bring discredit to the police or hinder police efforts to make Edmonton a safe community (i.e. pornographic materials, radar detectors, liquor/alcohol, prescription and non-prescription narcotics/pills, unsafe products of any type, etc) are not returned to finders.

(c) Cash amounts less than 25 dollars are not returned to finders.

(d) Property/bikes with a market/sale value (used/at auction) of less than 50 dollars (as determined by EPS staff) are not returned to finders.

(e) Any items that are prohibited to possess (prohibited knives, etc) are not returned to finders.

(f) Hazardous goods of any kind (including blood contaminated products and other biohazards) are not returned to finders.

(g) Any item that a lawful owner has been identified for, but is unclaimed (includes wallets and contents, purses, tote bags, etc) are not returned to finders.

(h) Any technical product that contains information therein that could potentially result in private information being released to a third party unknowingly (ie. computers, cell phones, personal organizers and in some cases digital camera’s (dependent on content/deletion capabilities), etc. are not returned to finders.

(i) Unsafe item(s) or anything that cannot be proven as safe to use/operate such as Baby seats, strollers, motorcycle helmets, etc. are not returned to finders.

(j) Anything else, at the discretion of Property staff, that is considered not suitable for return for a variety of reasons/circumstances not covered above. In these cases you may contact our office for an explanation if required.

No notification is given for items that will not be returned. You will only be notified if the item is unclaimed AND able to be returned to you.