556F.7  When owner unknown.

If the owner is unknown, the finder shall, within five days after finding the property, take the money, bank notes, and a description of any other property before the county auditor of the county where the property was found, and provide an affidavit describing the property, the time when and place where the property was found, and attesting that no alteration has been made in the appearance of the property since the finding. The county auditor shall enter a description of the property and the value thereof, as nearly as the auditor can determine it, in the auditor's lost property book, together with the affidavit of the finder.

Section History: Early form

  [R60, § 1508; C73, § 1514; C97, § 2373; C24, 27, 31, 35, 39, § 12205; C46, 50, 54, 58, 62, 66, 71, 73, 75, 77, 79, 81, § 644.7]

Section History: Recent form

  94 Acts, ch 1188, §27

  C95, §556F.7

  95 Acts, ch 49, §19

Internal References

  Referred to in § 331.502

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