Lost and Found

The Department of Public Safety is the only recognized lost and found location.

All found items should be turned in to the Department of Public Safety office as soon as practicable. Officers are available to pick up found property if necessary.

To inquire about lost property, or turn in found items, please contact the Public Safety Office on each campus:

-          College of San Mateo Bldg. 1, Room 101

-          Cañada College Bldg. 22, Room 106

-          Skyline College Bldg. 6, Room 106

Public Safety will make reasonable attempts to contact the owner of any found property turned in with personal identifiers available. The San Mateo County Community College District Department of Public Safety follows guidelines as prescribed in California Civil Code Section 2080, and we maintain certain policies and procedures in regards to state and local laws on how to handle these items.  Found property will be kept at the Public Safety Office awaiting claim by their owners for a period of 90 days.

Some divisions on our college campuses have their own lost and found drop off points, however their internal procedures for handling items may differ from the Department of Public Safety. We are not responsible for items not immediately turned in to our campus Public Safety offices.