Lost property office

Found objects are kept for half a year

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Items that have not been collected will be auctioned on the Internet on the platform www.sonderauktionen.net. The auction dates are published on the Internet and in the press.

Search for lost property online:


The virtual lost property office on the Internet

  • Finder's fee (§ 971 BGB)

    Value up to 500,00 € = 5%.

    Value from 501,00 € = 3%

  • Custody fee (for owners)

    Storage of a lost property:

    Value of the lost property


    up to €50

      7,00 €

    up to € 250

    10,00 €

    over 250 €

    5 % of the value

    For finder | owner:

    Supplement for bulky lost property (e.g. bicycles)

    10,00 €
    No fees attached:

    • Theft items
    • Identity documents

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    Auction & Preview

    The lost property office of the Oberursel (Taunus) city administration will auction off found objects from 01.10.2020, 17:00 hrs until 11.10.2020, 17:00 hrs.

    Preview from 03.09.2020:

    Information about the items to be auctioned, including bicycles, mobile phones, jewellery etc., will be provided in a preview via an internet platform.

    Only found objects that have been stored in the lost property office for more than half a year and for which no owner can be determined by the time the auction begins will be auctioned off. 

    The owners or other persons entitled to receive the items will be requested in accordance with § 980 BGB (German Civil Code) to assert their rights to the items found against the Lost Property Office Oberursel (Taunus).

    How it works: 

    • Participation in the auction

      In order to participate in the auction, only a simple and free registration at www.sonderauktionen.net is required; the credit card number or bank details are not required. Citizens who do not have their own Internet access can use the public, but chargeable, multimedia workstations in the public library of the city of Oberursel (Taunus), Eppsteiner Str. 16-18, during opening hours.

    • Conduct of the auction procedure

      A maximum and a minimum bid are fixed for each object found. The purchase price of an item falls in a few cent steps over the offer period of 10 days from the maximum bid and then approaches the minimum bid set by the lost property office. If interested in an item, bidders can enter a purchase amount immediately or bid at the current price at any time during the auction. 

    • Example

      A maximum price of EUR 100,-- and a minimum price of EUR 10,-- applies to a bicycle.

      Bidder 1 enters a bid of 55,-- EUR in the list, bidder 2 enters 69,50 EUR. While the starting price has dropped to 72,-- EUR in the course of the auction, Bidder 3 makes a bid for this price and is awarded the contract.

    Collection of the objects

    After the contract is awarded, the buyer, the lost property office and the operator of the Internet platform are automatically notified by e-mail. Withdrawal from the auction is no longer possible thereafter.

    The items are to be collected on presentation of the confirmation of the e-mail auction and payment in cash or by EC card from the lost property office of the City of Oberursel (Taunus), Rathausplatz 1, Room 101, during the office hours of the city administration:

    Click to reveal more Opening- or Closing Hours

    monday From 8:00 AM until 12:00 PM oclock From 2:00 PM until 6:00 PM oclock

    tuesday From 8:00 AM until 12:00 PM oclock

    wednesday From 8:00 AM until 12:00 PM oclock

    thursday From 8:00 AM until 12:00 PM oclock From 2:00 PM until 6:00 PM oclock

    friday From 8:00 AM until 12:00 PM oclock