Sec. 17A-1-4. Delivery of property to finder.

(a) If the true owner of the property does not claim the property within the three-month period and the reported value of the property is two hundred fifty dollars or more, at the end of the three-month period, the police department shall cause notice to be published at least once in a newspaper of general circulation within the city. Such notice shall provide that the city is in possession of the lost property. If the true owner does not claim the property within seven days following publication of the notice, the person who delivered the property to the police department may claim the property if he or she stated a desire to do so in the affidavit required by Section 17A-1-1(c) of this chapter. The police department may charge the finder for the care of the property, as set forth in Section 17A-1-3 of this chapter.
(b) If the true owner of the property does not claim the property within the three-month period and the reported value of the property is less than two hundred fifty dollars, at the end of the three-month period, the person who delivered the property to the police department may claim the property if he or she stated a desire to do so in the affidavit required by Section 17A-1-1(c) of this chapter. The police department may charge the finder for the care of the property, as set forth in Section 17A-1-3 of this chapter.
(c) Officials, officers, and employees of the city may not claim property pursuant to subsections (a) and (b) of this section.
(d) Notwithstanding subsections (a) and (b) of this section, firearms, weapons of any kind, bicycles, and motorized vehicles of any kind shall not be delivered to the finder under any circumstances. (Ord. No. 1460, § 3 (part).)