Items found by the driver of a District of Columbia taxicab are returned to the Department of For-Hire Vehicles (DFHV).
Please complete the Lost Property Form.
You may call the agency 24 hours a day/7 days a week at (855) 484-4966 and please include as much as possible of the following information:
- your name
- US telephone number and/or email address
- a brief description of the item
- the date it was lost
- the driver’s name and Face ID
- vehicle license plate number
Office hours are 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday, excluding holidays. If the item was lost over the weekend or a holiday, please allow two to three days for the driver to return the item.
If an item is turned in matching the description, you will be contacted for further information. All items not claimed within five (5) days are turned over to MPD's Property Division. Please call (202) 727-3230.
Retrieving lost property
You must provide a picture ID to retrieve the item in person.
To have the item shipped you must provide a container for the item. If the item is a piece of luggage or larger, we will tape the item to prepare for shipping. Please provide a pre-paid shipping label with your address or an address to where the item is to be shipped. DFHV will call the service when the item is ready for shipment.