Who owns the artifacts?

According to the City's Archaeological Preservation Ordinance, artifacts are property of the landowner. The City reserves the right to hold the artifacts until they have been analyzed. We highly encourage landowners to donate the artifacts to the City’s collection for permanent curation. This way future generations of researchers and residents can continue to learn from and appreciate St. Augustine's unique past.

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1. How do I know if my construction project requires archaeological review and investigation?
2. Is the investigation going to hold up my construction?
3. How much does the archaeological review fee cost?
4. Why does archaeology take so long?
5. How do you know where to dig?
6. What kinds of things are found at an archaeological site?
7. Who owns the artifacts?
8. What is a feature?
9. What is an artifact?
10. Are the artifacts valuable?
11. Do you ever find gold?
12. Can I dig or metal detect on City-owned property?