3.   A finder of lost property shall make reasonable efforts to return the property to its owner.  Reasonable efforts to return the property depend on the nature of the property, the circumstances in which it is found and the obtainable information concerning its owner.  Reasonable efforts may include:

   a.   Attempts to notify the owner of the lost property, or the owner of the premises where found,

Terms Used In New Jersey Statutes 46:30C-3

  • person: includes corporations, companies, associations, societies, firms, partnerships and joint stock companies as well as individuals, unless restricted by the context to an individual as distinguished from a corporate entity or specifically restricted to one or some of the above enumerated synonyms and, when used to designate the owner of property which may be the subject of an offense, includes this State, the United States, any other State of the United States as defined infra and any foreign country or government lawfully owning or possessing property within this State. See New Jersey Statutes 1:1-2

   b.   Delivery to the owner or person in charge of the premises where the property was found, or

   c.   Delivery to the local police, or to a lost-and-found facility for the premises where the property was found.

      L.1999,c.331,s.3.