New York JFK International Airport Lost and Found

JFK Airport Lost and Found

Gone are the days of losing or misplacing personal items in or around an airport, with no airport lost and found in site.  With Lostings JFK airport lost and found users can easily report (submit) and describe (categorize, add location information, upload photos, and print fliers) items recently lost or found.

Fill Out a Report

If you have lost or found items at New York JFK International Airport, we apologize for any inconveniences and will assist you in recovering it. For items lost or found at The New York JFK International Airport submit a lost or found property report.

Please report any lost or found items in the terminal or on JFK airport property within the past 30 days. The form will ask for your contact information, and additional details to help identify the item. This will help in coordinating the return of your item. If you lost or found the item on the plane, please contact your airline directly as they have their own lost and found service.

Business Hours and Contact Information
  • Closed: Major Holidays
  • Location: Terminal 4 at JFK International Air Terminal or JFK Police Desk, located within Building 269
  • Phone: (347) 684 3604 (24 hours)
  • Additional Contact: For lost government issued passports or other VISA travel documents, please contact U.S. Customs and Border Protection at: 718- 487-5164 (Monday – Friday: 8:00am -5:00pm EDT)

To make a claim for lost property, Click Here

How much does this cost?

The JFK Airport Lost and Found Office does not charge to file any lost property reports, please only file a lost property report through Lostings Airport Lost and Found department.

Where do I file a report?

You can directly submit a lost or found report or contact the TSA to file additional information. The form will ask for details of what was lost or found, contact information, airport or airline which the item was lost or found, date the item was lost or found and any additional information.

I left my item(s) on my flight, who should I contact?

Please contact your airline directly or submit a lost item report through your airline carrier. You can view a list of airlines’ contact information here.

I left my item at a TSA security checkpoint, what should I do?

For items left behind at the TSA Passenger Security Check Point,  fill out a TSA Lost and Found Report for assistance in locating and retrieving your property. For items lost or found at non-airline terminals, call 718-751-4001 and speak to Terminal 4 Lost and Found.

Additional lost items in other airport non-terminal locations are dealt with by the Port Authority Police (PAP) Lost and Found Custodian. Items submitted into the PAP Lost and Found are held for up to 30 days at the JFK Police Desk, located within Building 269. Items can be released 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call 718-244-4225 to directly connect with the JFK Police Desk.

I found something at JFK International Airport, what do I do?

Return the property to the JFK Airport Lost and Found.  Report found items to a third party website, like  Please provide a detailed description and the property in your possession.  The third-party system is available 24/7 for submitting found items.

How does Lost and Found find owners of found items?

New York JFK International Airport Lost and Found Inventory Management Software assists in finding and matching lost items within our database. Users will receive a notification of matching items.  If matched, connect to determine the means of retrieval.