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Lost and Found

Lost items are turned in at the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport Lost and Found office by the Airport Police and by the Transportation Security Administration (TSA). Items are typically received in the Lost and Found office the next business day (excluding weekends and Federal holidays). The Airport Lost and Found office hours are 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. You can contact the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport Lost and Found office by telephone on 703-417-0673. You will reach a messaging service. A Lost and Found technician will research your inquiry so that they may provide you with an accurate response. You may also complete an online Lost and Found Inquiry. Please provide a detailed description of the item; date the item was lost; the approximate location where item was lost; your name and telephone number or e-mail address. Inquiries are returned within one business day; although most are returned much quicker than that.

Any items left on the aircraft or the jetway would not be turned in to the Airports Authority. These items are held by the airlines themselves. Contact information for the airlines serving Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport may be found by following this link.

Once it has been confirmed that your item(s) was turned in, you can arrange with the Airport Lost and Found office to:
1. PICK UP YOUR ITEM(S) AT THE AIRPORT.
2. HAVE A DESIGNATED PERSON PICK UP YOUR ITEM(S) FOR YOU (WRITTEN AUTHORIZATION IS REQUIRED).
3. ARRANGE FOR SHIPPING OF YOUR ITEM(S) BY CONTACTING THE LOST AND FOUND OFFICE TO COORDINATE WITH FEDERAL EXPRESS COURIER SERVICE. A FEDERAL EXPRESS ACCOUNT NUMBER OR A CREDIT CARD NUMBER MUST BE PROVIDED TO THE LOST AND FOUND TECHNICIAN IN ORDER TO ARRANGE THE DELIVERY.
4. REQUEST TO MAIL ITEM BY U.S. POSTAL SERVICE IF THE ITEM IS SMALL AND LESS THAN 5 POUNDS; LAPTOP COMPUTERS ARE NEVER SENT VIA THE U.S.P.S.

To have your item(s) shipped, you will need:
1. A property tag reference number (obtained from the Airport Lost and Found Officer).
2. Fax or e-mail a Property Release Form which can be downloaded here.

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The Property Release Form is stored in Adobe Acrobat PDF (portable document format) format. To view and print PDF files you must first download and install the free Acrobat Reader. You can download the latest version of Acrobat Reader by clicking on the Get Acrobat Reader icon here.

Fax the completed Property Release Form to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport Lost and Found office at 703-417-0635 or complete the Lost and Found Inquiry.

The address for pickup is:
Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport,
Terminal A, 1st Floor, Room M-160, Washington, DC 22202

Please note the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority does NOT pay for shipping.
The Reagan National Lost and Found office is located in Terminal A across from entrance door 2. There are several agencies at the Airport which handle lost and found items. The following chart will help guide you on selecting the correct agency which corresponds to the location where your item went missing. If you are unsure, contact the Reagan National Airport Lost and Found first for expert assistance.

Location where item was lost Contact Agency Contact Information
Security Checkpoint TSA (Transportation Security Administration) SSC Office Phone: 703-417-0673
Hours: 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.,
Monday through Friday, Closed on Saturday, Sunday and Federal Holidays.
Airline or Airplane Contact the airline on which you traveled Click here for Airline contact list
Washington Flyer Taxicab Washington Flyer Taxi Phone: 703-572-TAXI (8294) Toll Free: 1-888-927-4359, press 2
Washington Flyer Bus Washington Flyer Coach Service Phone: 1-888-927-4359, press 1 Email: Wash Flyer Coach Service
SuperShuttle or Supreme Airport Shuttle (Shared Ride Van services) Contact the van service directly SuperShuttle Phone:
1-800-258-3826
Supreme Airport Shuttle Phone:
1-800-590-0000
Terminal, Concourse, Shuttle Busses and other locations within the Airport Reagan National Lost and Found Phone: 703-417-0673 Fax: 703-417-0635
Hours: Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4p.m. Closed Saturday, Sunday and Holidays Click here for Reagan National Lost and found.