Lost and Found
BART's Lost and Found is located in the 12th St./Oakland City Center Station. Lost and Found is generally open Monday, Wednesday and Friday from noon to 2 pm and 3 to 6 pm and closed holidays.
Days and hours of operation are subject to change, however, due to daily staffing availability. To be sure the office is open before you come in person, we recommend that you call the telephone hotline, which is updated daily, at (510) 464-7090. The preferred method is to use the online form found below.
Unclaimed items are sold through online auction.
Staff work diligently to return lost items to their rightful owners, but sometimes this may not be possible. After a 90-day holding period unclaimed items must be auctioned off to the public.Starting February 1, 2017, BART will use online auction company Propertyroom.com to dispose of unclaimed property.
Propertyroom’s website will have a photograph of each item with a brief description. When an auction closes the highest bidder will be declared the winner. Propertyroom.com will then collect payment and then send the item to the winner.Auction proceeds, minus administrative fees, will return to the District. You can visit the auction website at Propertyroom.com
Use the form below to report a lost item and receive a return email confirming receipt of your claim.
Don't report the same lost item more than once. Repeated claims by web and/or phone will delay returns;
Be specific and provide as much detail as you can when describing your item. Our online form will help to guide you;
We will contact you only if a match is found for your claimed item. It may take up to three weeks for us to match your item, retrieve it and contact you. If we don't contact you within four weeks, unfortunately it means that your item wasn't recovered.
If you'd like to hear recorded information about how to report a lost item and where to find BART's Lost and Found department, please call (510) 464-7090.