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turn in lost property

If you find a lost item worth more than 10 euros, you must report it immediately to the lost property office at Stresemannstraße 48 or to one of Bremen's police stations and hand it in.

You will need an appointment to hand in your lost property at the lost property office. You can get an appointment by calling 0421/361-10080 or by e-mail: fundsachen@ordnungsamt.bremen.de.

Lost and found items turned in will be held for six months.

Lost property is:

  • Things that have an:owner:in and have been lost.
  • Stolen things that have been lost or thrown away by the person who stole them.

Lost property does not include:

  • deposited,
  • borrowed or
  • disposed of things.

Animals belonging to a person must also be turned in. The responsible office is the animal shelter on Hemm Street.

No lost and found animals are:

  • Wild animals and
  • abandoned animals.

The handling of lost property is regulated by the lost property law. Information on the legal background can be found in the German Civil Code (BGB) in paragraphs 965 to 984. The enforcement of private lost property law is not the responsibility of the Public Order Office.