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5.36.015 Disposition of Unclaimed and Found Personal Property.

(Added by Ordinance No. 153293; amended by Ordinance No. 167825, effective June 22, 1994.)

A.  Unclaimed Property: Unless directed otherwise by State law or a specific provision of this Code, all tangible personal property not owned by the City, that is under the control of a bureau and not reclaimed after notice has been sent, by the bureau in possession, to all parties who reasonably appear to have an interest in such property, of their right to claim such property within a specified period of time, shall become the property of the City, designated as surplus property, and, shall be disposed of as provided by this Chapter.

BFound Property: All tangible personal property not owned by the City that is found by a bureau member and turned into the bureau, shall not become the property of the City until the requirements of the state law regarding the rights and duties of finders and owners of lost property are satisfied.  After the requirements of State law are satisfied, found property shall be retained by the bureau which found it if the property is usable by the bureau.  If the property is not usable by the bureau which found it, the bureau shall dispose of the property as surplus property as provided by this Chapter.