Target Lost And Found Policy (FAQs Answered!)

Target can be a busy place, and mixed with a hectic day, can be an easy place to lose your personal items.

Because of this, we’ve had a look at Target’s lost and found policy, so you know exactly what to do if you have lost or found an item. Here is what er discovered!

Target Lost And Found Policy

Target’s lost and found policy is that any reported items will be stored safely behind the customer service desk in the same store in which the item was found. Lost items can be retrieved by asking at the front desk.

To find out how to get a lost item back, what to do if you found something at Target, and what Target does with lost items, keep on reading!

Does Target Have Lost And Found?

Yes, Target has a lost and found within their customer service desk.

To hand in or report a missing item, simply ask at their customer service desk in the same store the item was found or lost in.

What Does Target Do With Lost Items?

Staff will put found items into a lost and found, which is generally stored behind the customer service desk.

It is generally believed that Target will dispose of less important items (toys, clothes, etc.) after a month or so.

For purchased items that have been ordered but are missing upon delivery, Target is happy to offer a refund or replacement of the item if they are satisfied the item was not delivered.

What Should I Do If I Think I Left Something At Target?

Call the store and ask the customer service if anything has been handed in.

If the item has not been handed in, and it is of monetary or sentimental value, it is worth asking staff to take a note of your mobile phone number, your name, and a detailed description of the item.

By doing this, you are more likely to be given the item back if Target is able to find it.

What Should I Do If I Find A Missing Item In Target?

If you find an item that you do not believe to be stock in target or appears it has been accidentally left behind by a customer, you can hand it in to the customer service desk.

How Do I Report A Lost Item to Target?

If you have lost an item in Target, there are two ways to report it.

You can either go into the store and report the missing item to customer service, or you can phone the customer service desk.

They will let you know if the described item has been handed in, and if not, can take your details in case it is found in the future.

Alternatively, if you have made an order from Target and there is an item missing from it, you can contact Guest Services at 1-800-591-3869.

They will be happy to assist you with your query. We recommend keeping the order receipt to show proof of purchasing the missing item.

To learn more, you can see out other posts on whether or not Target monitors its cameras, the Target shoplifting policy, and the Target returns hours.


Target’s customer service desk is the best place to contact if you have lost or retrieved a missing item. You can either call in advance or ask in-store and staff will be happy to assist you.

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Marques Thomas

Marques Thomas graduated with a MBA in 2011. Since then, Marques has worked in the retail and consumer service industry as a manager, advisor, and marketer. Marques is also the head writer and founder of

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