What is the amount of the reward?

The finder may choose whether to receive a reward or not. Its amount varies depending on the value of the lost property. Swiss law requires anyone who finds something that is clearly worth more than 10 francs to report it to the police (article 720B of the Swiss civil code) and hand it in, either directly to the owner, to any relevant lost and found service, or to the police.

In addition, the law obliges owners of lost items to reward those who hand them in. The requirement to give a reward is set out in article 722 the Swiss civil code. It says that the finder is entitled to a reward and/or a reimbursement of related expenses. The code does not specify the amount of the reward, although 10% of the item’s value is often used as a rule of thumb.