In New Jersey one has 6 months to make a claim on found property before the City can auction it. If you find property, such as a ring, if it is not claimed in six months you can make claim to it. You should make sure that the officer who you turn the recovered item into has your correct name and contact information. You have to make petition to receive it.
Annually the department finds over several hundred bicycles that are abandoned on street corners, etc. The city has an annual auction of bicycles which is usually in the Spring. The auction is advertised in the local newspapers and is under the auspices of the City Clerks Office. You can contact the City Clerk at 609.522.2030 extension 1400 or visit their webpage on the www.northwildwood.com website.
You do not wait until an auction to see if we have your bicycle if you think it was recovered. Call the police dispatch at 609.522.2411 and make arrangements with the shift sergeant to view the bicycles that we have found. Of course you will need some sort of proof of ownership.