Lost Property

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Reporting Lost Property

If property has been lost in Montclair it may be reported to the Police Department by completing a Lost Property Report form.

Instructions for Completing the Form

  1. Lost Property Report forms may be printed out using the link above or forms may be obtained at the Montclair Police Department during regular business hours.

  2. Complete all areas of the form. If information needed to complete a section of the form is not known, write "unknown" in that space.

  3. Write legibly, using neatly printed letters and numbers. When listing serial numbers, be sure that numbers and letters are clearly identifiable as letters and numbers. For example and S can, if not written clearly, be easily mistaken for a number 5, and vice versa.

  4. Reports must be completed in English.

  5. Provide a thorough description of the lost property, including serial number, brand, model, color, any identifying number engraved on the property by the owner, and any other information that would assist in identifying the property as yours.


Credit Card: Include the name of the financial institution listed on the card, the type of card (i.e., Mastercard, Visa), the name, and the card number.

Jewelry: Itemize the type of jewelry (necklace, bracelet, ring), color, unique descriptors such as shape and number of stones, engraving, or brand.

Identification: Include the type of identification (passport, driver's license), agency and/or country or state of issuance, the name on the identification, and the serialized number of the identification.

Turn the form in to the Montclair Police Department during regular business hours. A report number will be assigned and will be provided to you at that time. Retain that number for future reference. The form may also be mailed to the Police Department, however this is not recommended if you would like to obtain the report number for your records.

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