Contacting the SFO Lost and Found Department Made Simple

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SFO Lost and Found Department—All You Need To Know

Being the largest airport in the California Bay area, the San Francisco airport (SFO) serves around 35,000 people daily, and many of them lose something in the facility’s vicinity. If you are one of those people, don’t fret because you are likely to retrieve your lost item—be it your phone, wallet, or luggage—if you act quickly.

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What To Do if You Lose Something Near the San Francisco Airport

There are several ways to start the process of finding your lost item, depending on where you suspect the incident happened:

  1. On an airplane
  2. On the bus to the Long-Term Parking Lot or Rental Car Center
  3. Public areas of the San Francisco airport
  4. Security checkpoints

What To Do if You Lost Something on an Airplane

If you lost your item on an airplane while flying to or from the San Francisco airport, you will have to contact the airline you flew with. You can find the contact information for all SFO airlines on the airport’s website.

Losing Items on the Bus to the Long-Term Parking Lot or Rental Car Center

The SFO Shuttle Bus Company handles items left behind in its vehicles, and you can contact it by calling 415-915-9760.

Items Lost in Public Areas of the San Francisco Airport

The San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) Lost and Found office stores and processes all items lost in public areas of the SFO. To find out how to contact the San Francisco Police Department Lost and Found office, take a look at the following table:

Contact MethodContact Information
In personTerminal 1, Arrivals Level, near Domestic Garage Core C Tunnel,

San Francisco airport

By phone650-821-7014

The working hours of the SFPD Lost and Found office are Monday through Sunday, 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. If you call the office and nobody answers, leave a message with:

  • Your first and last name
  • Your contact information, such as your:
    • Phone number
    • Email
  • A detailed description of the item you lost
  • The time and location you last saw your item

If you decide to write an email, include pictures and a receipt for the lost item, if you have any.

Finding Items Lost at SFO Security Checkpoints

Covenant Aviation Security (CAS) is in charge of all items lost at SFO security checkpoints, and you can contact the company’s lost and found office by:

  • Calling 650-457-2670
  • Sending an email to

The working hours of the CAS lost and found office are Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

DoNotPay—An Easier Way To Contact Airports and Locate Lost Items

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The process takes only a few minutes, and all you need to do is:

  1. Type Find Lost Airport Items into the search bar
  2. Tell us more about the incident:
    1. When did you last see your item?
    2. Where do you suspect you lost the object?
    3. What does the item look like?

After you complete all steps, our app will:

  • Get in touch with the airport you need
  • Track your lost luggage or other items
  • Inform you about your item’s status and location (if found)

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