Depending on the item's condition, after sixty (60) days the item will either be disposed of or auctioned per state law. The person who finds the property may request to claim the property if an owner is not found within the required time period. Claim paperwork may be obtained from the Property Room by calling (253) 798-7522 (county line) or (253) 591-5984 (city line) and must be filed within seven (7) days of the find.
After receiving claim paperwork, the Property Room will place an ad in the Tacoma News Tribune. If no owner appears within the sixty day time period, the finder has thirty (30) days to claim the item for a $10.00 fee.