If you’ve lost something, you may report it to the University of Houston Department of Public Safety, via our online reporting system (please read the limitations below before submitting a report). You may also report lost items by telephone at 713 743-0620 during our normal business hours Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Please be detailed in describing the item you have lost so we can tell your item, for example, youre keys, from the 30 other sets of keys turned in each month. Details that are helpful include: brand name, color, size, shape, model number, quantity, material (leather, plastic, fabric, metal, etc.), size, special features, tags or labels, etc.
Once your online report has been received by the department, you may be contacted by UHDPS lost and found staff if more information is needed. If it is determined that your property has been turned in to us or is turned in to us at a later time, we will contact you to make arrangements to claim your property.
For lost Cougar 1 Cards, please contact the Cougar Card Office at 713 743-CARD.
Property Claim is at the UHDPS police building, 3869 Wheeler, Houston, Tx. 77204. A valid photo ID is required (e.g., UH ID, DPS ID card, Texas Driver’s License, official passport, etc). Property will not be released to anyone without an ID, unless the lost property includes the above mentioned forms of ID.Items not accepted:
Items maintained in Lost and Found include:
Unclaimed items are maintained for 60 days before final disposition. Unclaimed items may be donated to charitable organizations or disposed of accordingly. Unclaimed data sensitive materials are destroyed.
UH staff members who need to schedule a pickup of lost and found items should call UHDPS Lost and Found Division at 713 743-0620 or Police Dispatch at 713 743-0600. Because UHDPS does not take clothing items, you may wish to call the Salvation Army or similar organization for donation of those items.
If you find property on campus, call 713-743-0620 to get assistance on what to do. To help prevent theft and help recover stolen property, UHDPS has engravers available to mark your property.