Many of the items lost in Black Rock City make their way to Lost and Found at Playa Info. If it was turned in, here’s how to get your stuff back after the event:
Submit your lost items using this form. Don’t be vague or general in your descriptions: provide complete make, model, and color information. Act quickly. Lost and Found closes when ticket sales begin in mid-January for the next event.
Sometimes participants take temporary possession of a found item to Leave No Trace rather than bringing it to Playa Info. So in addition to emailing Lost and Found, it’s worth posting descriptions to the Lost and Found forums on the ePlaya bulletin board to shake the trees (they’ll be on the front page of the ePlaya for several months after the event, after which they move to the “Years Past” section). Post-event, we scan the ePlaya for lost items, and post descriptions of found items.
Beyond these official channels, try the same thing on the Burning Man Facebook page. There’s a big and helpful Burning Man community to be found there.
Cameras and Film
Lost a camera or film? We will post a selection of representative photographs from the dozens of cameras recovered post-event. Watch the Jackrabbit Speaks newsletter and our website’s homepage for announcements.
No bike is considered lost until the event is over. From Monday to Wednesday post-event, lost bikes can possibly be recovered at the Yellow Bike Camp (5:30 & A). You must arrive in person and prepared to give a detailed description in order to claim a recovered bike. After Wednesday, unclaimed bikes are donated to various nonprofits.