One West University Boulevard, Brownsville, Texas 78520 | 956-882-8200


The University of Texas at Brownsville Lost and Found is located at the University Police Department.

Items maintained in the Lost and Found include:

  • Backpacks
  • Books, notebooks, and planners
  • Cell phones
  • Computer equipment
  • Jewelry
  • Keys
  • Radios, iPods, MP3 players
  • Sport equipment
  • Sunglasses, prescription eyewear
  • Other miscellaneous items

Notification: The University Police maintains a database of items turned in. For found items, identified owners will be notified immediately and arrangements will be made to return the property.

Pick-up: Pick-up is by appointment only by calling 956-882-8233 to schedule. To claim found property items, a valid photo ID is required (e.g. UTB ID, Texas Driver's License, official passport.) Property will not be released to anyone without an ID. Individuals must be able to accurately describe the property that was lost in order to claim property from the lost and found section.

Discarded Items: The following items are destroyed/discarded by the Lost and Found department:

  • Food and drink containers
  • Items that present a sanitation risk (soiled)
  • Property considered being a health hazard (e.g. chemicals)
  • Unclaimed property with little or no monetary value
  • Unclaimed data sensitive materials

Unclaimed Items: Any unidentifiable or unclaimed property will be held for 60 days in accordance with the University of Texas System Policy UTS162. All other unclaimed items are held for auction. For auction information, please contact The University Police Department at 956-882-8233.

Reporting Lost Items: Lost property can be reported by calling 956-882-8233, visiting Campus Police or by sending an email inquiry to or with a detailed description and date/location when lost.

Note: Please be as detailed as possible when filling out the description of the item you have lost, so we can identify you item, for example, your 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.

Contact Information:
Campus Police
Main Building
One West University Blvd.
Brownsville, Texas 78520

Main line

Office Hours
Monday - Sunday:
24 hours

Business Hours
Monday - Thursday:
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Special Business Hours:
(First two weeks of Spring,
Summer and Fall semesters)

Monday - Thursday:
8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

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